Impact toolkit

Our Impact Toolkit gives you everything you need to achieve the maximum impact for your work. The toolkit includes information on developing an impact strategy, promoting knowledge exchange, public engagement and communicating effectively with your key stakeholders.

The ESRC expects that the researchers it funds will have considered the potential scientific, societal and economic impact of their research.

Impact - what, how and why?

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To find out more about impact, including how to make an impact with your research and what the benefits are, follow the links below:

Maximising impact


A step-by-step guide to maximising impact.

The tools for impact


Tools and tips to help you maximise impact.



Maximise your impact through promoting knowledge exchange and public engagement.

Contacts and help

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Useful websites and publications to help you maximise impact.