Impact Evaluations

By its nature, relatively short-term performance monitoring cannot be expected to provide a full picture of the broader economic and societal benefits our organisation supports. We therefore carry out evaluation studies on our longer-term impacts.

The following studies and reports illustrate this range of impacts and have been carried out either by or in collaboration with key stakeholders.

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Sci-Tech Daresbury Campus Impact Report

This independent report by economic development consultants SQW presents the findings from a study of the economic and wider impacts generated by the activities conducted at the Sci-Tech Daresbury Campus, one of the UK's leading science and innovation campuses. A broad range of impacts are included in the assessment; such as new technologies to support world-leading science, alongside impacts on the performance of tenant firms and the benefit from on-site collaborations, as well as wider beneficial impacts in public engagement and skills development.

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ISIS Neutron and Muon Source Lifetime Impact Report

This ISIS Lifetime Impact Study is an independent, in-depth review of the ISIS neutron and muon source, which outlines the wide range of economic and social impacts of the facility. This ambitious and far-reaching evaluation was commissioned as a result of recommendations from the BEIS "Big Science and Innovation Report". Many of the conclusions, drawn independently, demonstrate the direct relevance of the facility to the UK's Industrial Strategy, announced in January 2017. The ISIS Lifetime Impact Study by Technopolis, an independent group of economists, has estimated the immediate direct economic impact of ISIS over 30 years. It also characterises the wider impacts under research, innovation and skills that have already been delivered and those predicted to occur up to 2030.

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Oxford Instruments and STFC Forty Years of Collaboration

Since the 1970s, STFC and Oxford Instruments have developed a mutually beneficial relationship, building on scientific discoveries and their industrial application to create technological benefits for both organisations, and creating impact for the UK’s economy and society.

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STFC Impact Report 2014

Our Impact Reports illustrate the breadth and depth of our economic and societal impact through quantitative data and case study examples.

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Research Councils UK

A series of Economic Impact Studies, undertaken by PA Consulting and SQW. The STFC relevant case studies are in part 2, (Protein Crystallography at the SRS, Lasers for Science Facility, Studentships and Detectors research and its use for medical imaging).

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Big data, big impact: how big data is shaping everyday life

Find out what big data is and how is it shaping modern life, in this insightful brochure.

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STFC Impact Framework and Evaluation Strategy

A strategy and framework setting out our approach to impact evaluation.

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Neutron scattering - materials research for modern life

Read our brochure to discover how neutron scattering is moving materials research forward.

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Accelerators - powering cutting-edge research

Learn about the important impact particle accelerators have on our everyday lives in our brochure.

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Lasers in our lives: 50 years of impact

Find out about the significant social and economic impact lasers have had on our lives, as this brochure celebrates 50 years of their impact. Published in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in 2010.

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