This NHSF Members' Meeting, on 26th May 10.00-11.30 (online) was designed to build on the Impact working group's research into how to make it easier to demonstrate the impact of heritage science.
Slides from the meeting are available here: Capturing the impact of heritage science (pdf)
Complete the 12 minute survey to help us understand the methods already in use ot capture impact, and the audiences for evidence of impact: Capturing Impact Survey
Survey closes 30th June.
The purpose of this Member Meeting is to build on the Impact working group’s research into how to make it easier to demonstrate the impact of heritage science.
Using a format that encourages input from all members, the meeting will:
- gather current views on why demonstrating the impact of heritage science is essential (institutional and external reasons)
- gather information on how members currently demonstrate the impact of their work
- understand what support is needed to increase visibility of the impact of heritage science.
10.15 Survey to collect information on how evidence of the impact of heritage science is collected and communicated; and which audiences people are seeking to influence.
An online survey has been set up to gather information on how people currently capture evidence of impact, who they share that evidence with and any skills gaps or areas in which support is needed.
This session talks people through the survey and why we need members (and the wider heritage science community) to complete it.
We are keen to build on what people already do rather than suggest new systems or tools, and completion of the survey will help us to do that.
10.45 Identification of strategic drivers for the new Strategic Framework for Heritage Science in the UK
As part of work to update the Strategic Framework for Heritage Science in the UK, each working group is being asked to think about the issues that have changed the UK heritage science landscape since publication of the current framework in 2018, and to think about the issues that will affect the UK heritage science landscape during the period of the next strategic framework from 2024-2027.
You are asked to come with examples of initiatives that you think have a significant bearing on UK heritage science so that these can be added to a ‘long-list’ of strategic drivers which will then be reviewed and edited for proposal to the NHSF Member Council in July.
As an example, p.1 of the current framework shows the drivers for the refresh of the 2010 strategy and development of the 2018-2023 framework.
11.05 Q&A on NHSF’s impact-related work
11.20 Call for new members of the group and co-convenors