Impact Journey

The impact journey traces research impact over time including identification of distinctive stages in its development, and its subsequent diffusion between disciplines and the wider society.

The diagram below demonstrates the various pathways to impact and distinguishes between inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes and impacts.

Example of an Impact Journey

Prof Des Higgins’ work on Clustal provides a perfect illustration of the impact journey. The impacts of his research can be seen in the products made by leading international chemical and pharmaceutical companies and used by people all over the world.

Read the Irish Times article on Des Higgins’ work here.

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