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We have a consistent, organisation-wide approach to planning research and managing its impact, which promotes understanding and demonstration of its real-world value.
Impact and evidence based planning, monitoring and evaluation is an intrinsic element of our Planning and Performance Framework and Management Cycle.
Impact management is integrated into our strategic and operational plans, and relies on a two-way engagement with all actors along the impact pathway to ensure the research is relevant, realistic and that risks are identified and mitigated.
Managing the impact of our research means we can also improve:
Our approach to impact management is based on a program logic model, intended to be used as a strategic management tool for supporting the achievements of our goals. The model captures the process of creating impact which begins with deploying inputs, to conduct research activities and produce outputs, which themselves are translated through short to medium term outcomes into long term impact.
The flow of engagement through Inputs, Activities, Outputs, Outcomes and Impact.
© WK Kellogg Foundation
An impact pathway analysis is the mechanism by which causal links between research and its intended impacts can be identified. This includes defining changes, linking processes, and identifying indicators to monitor progress towards intended impacts.
We also deliver an organistion-wide cultural program to support long term improvement in our outcome focus, customer service and impact delivery as “the way CSIRO does business”, including:
Find out more about how we're ensuring we deliver impact.
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Last updated: Last updated: 18 February 2016
Printed from: Our impact model (http://csiroaucd1-cdc.it.csiro.au/en/About/Our-impact/Our-impact-model)