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UMCG impact team

We are here to enable a research impact culture at the UMCG: enhancing impact literacy, encouraging collaboration and contributing to society Group
We are here to enable a research impact culture at the UMCG: enhancing impact literacy, encouraging collaboration and contributing to society
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Research at UMCG significantly influences society in various ways, including enhancing welfare, pioneering new technologies, launching startups, and shaping policies at local, national, and EU levels. To expand UMCG researchers', clinicians', and support staff's understanding of this impact and foster wider collaborations, the UMCG impact team provides training, impact planning sessions, and resources such as case studies and guided templates.

Join us to discover how we amplify your work's impact and assist in compiling your impact evidence. We're committed to sharing inspiring stories of impact for your benefit.

Our mission extends to raising awareness about the far-reaching effects of research and partnerships beyond the academic sphere. We design and provide activities for both individual researchers, teams and departments, such as workshops on impact planning, science communication or stakeholder/patient involvement.

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Fostering an Impact-Driven Research Culture at UMCG

UMCG's research profoundly impacts society through a myriad of channels: enhancing welfare, pioneering new technologies, initiating start-ups, and influencing policies locally, nationally, and across the EU.

Our goal is to assist UMCG researchers, clinicians, and support staff in expanding their understanding of impact and collaboration. We offer tailored training, case study examples, and tools like guided templates to facilitate this.

  • Are you puzzled by terms like "societal impact" or "relevance"? We provide resources, tools, and online guides to grasp research impact and develop effective communication strategies:

  • UMCG hosts various workshops and webinars on research impact, open science, and science communication, beneficial for both researchers and staff.

    Are you interested to organize a workshop, training or lecture for your team or department? Reach out for a detailed overview or visit the UMCG impact team sharepoint page (internal access only: research>research support departments>UMCG impact team).

    Our workshops include:

    • How to create an impact plan
    • Impact writing for funding (also possible with an add-on using ChatGPT)
    • Scientific storytelling
    • Social media strategies for research
    • Podcasting or vlogging for research
    • How to involve patients in your research agenda
    • Diversity and inclusion in research projects