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Evidence the impact of your research in Symplectic

Part of the REF involves measuring the impact of your research as a case study

This is defined as the effect your research has on the economy, society, culture, public policy, health, the environment or quality of life outside of academia. 

You collect evidence of impact in the lead up to the REF to build your case study - which may be on a Unit or institutional level. Symplectic has provision for you to capture and annotate your impact and connect with your colleagues. 

Impact varies by subject area and the nature of your research; for specific support please contact your Director of Research. 

REF 2021 key information

The REF 2021 Open Access policy requires Leeds Beckett researchers to deposit their final accepted version of journal articles and conference proceedings with an ISSN in Symplectic (in order to be made open access in the Leeds Beckett Repository) within three months of acceptance.

Please note: this does not apply to monographs, book chapters, other long-form publications, working papers, creative or practice-based research outputs, or data (although you are still encouraged to deposit these in the Repository).

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