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  • Writer's pictureResearch Impact Enterprises [RIE]

New Zealand: Impact Through Culture Change Webinar Series #3

The "Impact Through Culture Change" webinar series is an ongoing, online and free event series provided by the Office of Research Strategy and Integrity of the University of Auckland.

The University of Auckland defines Research Impact (RI) as the “the contribution that research and creative practice makes to society, the environment and the economy.” RI looks and operates differently across disciplines, and can happen quickly or take a long time, but always reflects the mobilization of research into the world beyond academia.

There is no single best institutional structure to deliver research impact. It operates at all levels of an organization and across multiple job roles. However, impact is less likely to be achieved if its delivery is treated as the responsibility of one person, team or area of provision. A healthy impact culture requires institutions to identify meaningful ways to connect research to the world and put in place the infrastructure and organizational culture (knowledge, skills, resources, structures) needed to deliver it.

The Impact Through Culture Change webinar series focuses on the achievement of impact from the perspective of organizational change and the important role senior leaders can have in effecting this change. For our next event of the series we have invited Jessica Glen (Senior Policy Analyst, Health Research Council of New Zealand) to talk about how introduction of the RI criteria has allowed articulation of the benefits of health research to collectively demonstrate impact for New Zealanders.

Time: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Date: Monday 19 October

Previous topics of the webinar series:

Dr Andrea Byrom and Melanie Mark-Shadbolt - Biological Heritage National Science Challenge. A Treaty-based approach to creating impact: aligning the expectations of individual researchers and their organizations to achieve collective impact - (watch the recording of the webinar here.)

Dr Kara Scally-Irvine, KSI Consulting. Turbocharging impact – building capability for more impactful science across NZ’s Crown Research Institutions (watch the recording of the webinar here.)

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