Workshop Series Capturing and Recording Impact May-June 2019

While CACSSS has always held a commitment to an open and engaged research culture, the collection and archiving of clear and compelling evidence of engagement and impact on a wide range of local, national and international audiences has proved more difficult to sustain. There is a need for improved systems for archiving, measuring and enhancing the visibility of engagement activities and, above all, for better articulation of their status as indicators of the impact of excellent research.

A series of 3 inter-related workshops on Capturing and Recording Impact will seek to explore and provide solutions to these issues. Specifically these workshops aim:

  • to outline national and UCC-level developments and available resources for researchers to record and measure the impact of their research activities.
  • to stimulate debate about how to better design the appropriate tools, means and resources to adequately measure the diverse impact of research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (HSS).

Workshops will focus on:  i) measures and methods for extending more traditional academic research impact (including Open Access publishing); ii) developing websites for research activities (with a focus on Wordpress) and iii) non-traditional kinds of research outputs and impacts (including research data repositories and Open Science, the UCC Media and Communications services and Creative Practice repositories)

Speakers will also outline their concrete experiences in recording and measuring the impact of their research activities.                                                                        

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Workshop Series Capturing and Recording Impact May-June 2019

All Workshops take place in the CACSSS Seminar Room ORB G27a.

Please note start times.

8th May Capturing and recording impact I: Traditional research outputs e.g. publications, academic outputs

Presenter: Breeda Herlihy UCC Library

  • Metrics and the limitations for Arts and Humanities
  • Altmetrics
  • Making your research visible via open access, DOIs, ORCID profile
  • What researchers can do for themselves
  • Short presentations from selected CACSSS Research Impact Narrative Case Studies

Starts: 2pm

 

29th May Capturing and recording impact II: Using Wordpress to develop websites for research projects, activities and outputs

Presenter: James O’Sullivan, Digital Arts & Humanities

  • Basic introduction to using Wordpress to design research websites
  • Analytics and practical tips on measuring web traffic using Wordpress

Starts: 10am

12th June Capturing and recording impact III: Non-traditional research outputs

  • Órla Murphy:  Creative Practice Repository
  • Aoife Coffey, UCC Library : Research data
  • Eoin Hahessy, UCC Media & Marketing:  Tracking impact in traditional media.
  • Short presentations from selected CACSSS Research Impact Narrative Case Studies

Starts: 2pm

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

Room G31 ,Ground Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, UCC.

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