UCD Impact Case Study Competition


The Research Impact Case Study Competition proposes to build capacity throughout UCD in the area of capturing Research Impact. It encourages all researchers, regardless of discipline, to consider and celebrate the societal, economic and academic impact of their work.

This competition offers researchers at UCD an opportunity to develop a short written case study, with illustrative images, highlighting the impact of their research to an external, non-specialist audience. The winning case studies from previous competitions can be seen here, and a full list of UCD Impact Case Studies is available here.

As part of the competition, UCD Research and Innovation will run a series of workshops, supporting researchers in understanding research impact and developing their case study.

For more information about the competition, please contact David Bennett, Research Impact Officer: david.bennett@ucd.ie

The importance of impact

Research can make a meaningful difference in the world, with potential impacts across all aspects of society. To plan, capture and communicate positive impact, researchers need to systematically think about the various ways people can benefit from their work. This is more important than ever, as major funding bodies around the world now consider impact a fundamental aspect of almost all research programmes.

I am honoured to have received the UCD Research Impact Case Study Award. Research that supports people builds a highly rewarding experience for both communities and researchers. This award means a lot to me, because it recognises the impact my research has had on our daily lives through regulation and policy development. I am grateful to my participants for sharing their experiences, as well as my funders for enabling this work, and UCD for recognising the social impact of this work through this award.

– Associate Professor Crystal Fulton, Winner 2018



Tools and resources to help you plan, capture and communicate your #ResearchImpact are available on the UCD Research and Innovation Portal.