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Evaluating your engagement

STFC Evaluation Framework for Public Engagement

We have our own framework to help the community evaluate the outcomes and impacts of their public engagement.

We invite award holders to consider how the concepts in this framework can be used to better understand the impact of their work.

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Public Engagement Evaluation Framework (2017)

Making use of ResearchFish

Like all Research Councils, we use the ResearchFish platform to gather evidence of impact arising from our grants.

STFC public engagement award holders have a specific series of questions to complete on ResearchFish that allows us to better understand the audiences, reach, and outcomes of our engagement.

We have aligned the questions in ResearchFish in such a way as to complement our evaluation framework. To aid our award holders, and potential applicants, we have produced a guide that explains our intentions and provides context to help an individual complete their ResearchFish data entry.

Download Guidance (PDF, 1.83 MB)View PE Metrics Spreadsheet
STFC Public Engagement Research Fish Guidance Cover

The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement is an invaluable source of guidance and expertise when it comes to planning and undertaking evaluation.

National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement

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