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.

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.

Impact Report 2014 Impact Report 2013

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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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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Accelerators - powering cutting-edge research

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

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Cryogenics Impact Summary Report - Feb 2015

A study undertaken by WECD reviewing the impact of cryogenics on the UK economy and the importance of STFC’s contributions and future potential to support this field.

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Particle physics - it matters

A forward look at UK research into the building blocks of the Universe and its impact on society. STFC is the UK funding agency for particle physics research.

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