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CRO: Adding Research Outputs, Impact, Engagement and Scholarly Activities

A guide to using the different forms in CRO / Pure to enter Impact, Engagement, Scholarly Activities, Awards, Press and Media, as well as the more traditional Research Outputs.

Keeping a record of the impact of your Research, Activities or Engagement

What to record

Using the Impacts form in CRO to record your research impact will make your work easier when you have to provide evidence of your engagement and impact.  This form can be a diary allowing you to record a narrative of each of your impact and engagement activities and their benefit to the wider community.

Your Activities and Impacts recorded in these forms will be viewed on your public CRO profile

You could describe your research activities as having either of these Impacts:

  • Social Impacts
  • Economic Impacts
  • Public Policy Impacts
  • Quality of life impacts
  • Cultural Impacts

In your impact narrative you can also keep a record of artifacts (web links, publications or media items)  that are evidence of your research impact.

Adding your Impact narratives

Use the Impact form to record each Research Impact.

Impact Story Summary

Record a narrative of your research Impact in the Impact Story Summary.  Your narrative can include information about your presentations at public forums or your engagement with Government, policy makers or professionals. You could include details of the audience, such as numbers of participants or their level of importance.

Add Category of Impact

Note: this selection is important to define the type of impact your research has had.

Non Public Evidence of Impact. 

It is important to include impact evidence. In this case it will not be shown to the public.

Country of Impact, Publicly available Evidence and Relationship to your Research Outputs

It is important to add to your impact story how your research has had impact or influence in other countries, and how it relates to your Research outputs. Use the options here to add this information. You should show some evidence of this, which will be on public display in CRO.

Visibility and Restrictions

You can choose to make your CRO records visible on your public profile, or not. Select Visibility to set these status's

Select Visibility to keep your impact information private, or make public

Saving your Impact Narrative

After you save the record, your narrative will be set to For Approval. It will be reviewed by the Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies. They will then change it to Approved. the record will then be made visible in CRO.

Updating or editing an Impact Narrative

If you need to update or edit one of your Activities, you will need to contact the CRO team in the Office of Research Services and Graduate Studies. They will change the record back to 'For Approval" allowing you to open and edit your Narrative.

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