Science and Heritage Programme

Case Studies

Case studies will form part of the final report on the Science and Heritage Programme and any project funded through the Programme is eligible for inclusion.  The case studies will include an over-arching impact statement and supporting evidence and indicators.  The impact statement should include information on how the project consortium or supervisors have supported researchers to achieve impact.  By systematic cataloguing of all impacts and creating an analytical framework for selecting the best mix of impacts, impact statements should add value to the case studies.  Evidence can include peer-reviewed publications, media engagement, collaboration with other institutions and industrial partners.  Indicators of impact should be meaningful, contextualised and relevant.  Case studies should provide a coherent narrative and include references to sample key users of the research.  The use of anecdotal evidence or users from whom further information had been sought, should be avoided.  Case studies should demonstrate a distinctive contribution by the research to impact.  It is not necessary for the researchers to be involved in exploiting or applying the research to achieve impact.

Brodsworth Hall

Brodsworth Hall, South Yorkshire. Image © P. Lankester, University of East Anglia.