STFC continues to bring economic benefits to the UK, building competitiveness and improving the quality of our lives. We deliver this crucial role by ensuring that the UK continues to be amongst the leading scientific nations, by playing a major role in the growth of innovation-tech jobs and by training some of our brightest minds so they can improve and influence society.
STFC’s vision is to maximise the impact of our knowledge, skills, facilities and resources for the benefit of the United Kingdom and its people. Our social and economic impact is considerable and affects our lives in a number of different ways. As well as delivering impact, capturing and reporting this impact to stakeholders is a key part of our remit. We are committed to evaluating how our research, facilities and technology improve everyday lives across the UK.
In recognition of the growing importance of evaluation within the research environment, STFC has developed an impact framework and evaluation strategy. The strategy sets out our approach to impact evaluation and clearly demonstrates STFC’s commitment to developing impact evaluation as a core competence of the organisation.
The framework helps us to prioritise our policies and programmes, generating lessons or models of best practice that are transferable to other projects. It also helps us assess the outcomes and impacts across the STFC’s key strategic themes of world class research, innovation and skills.
A key part of our evaluation work is communicating the complex nature of how we deliver impact. We hope this framework gives you some insight in to how we aim to achieve this.
Head of Impact Evaluation