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This report, prepared for and funded by the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (IMHA), describes the localisation and trialling of the RAND/ARC Impact Scoring System (RAISS) tool in the Canadian context. The RAISS tool was originally developed with the UK Arthritis Research Campaign. In the current pilot for IMHA, the localised survey, where the language had been adjusted for the Canadian respondents, was trialled with a pilot population of 13 team grant recipients, demonstrating that the tool could be localised to the Canadian context and that it could be used to collect data easily and effectively from researchers. The RAISS tool is designed to be used across a portfolio of work. This means that the tool is designed to provide a strategic overview of a funder's grants, rather than a detailed assessment of each and every grant surveyed. This means that trade-offs have to be made in terms of: timeliness, accuracy and completeness; the quantification of the extent of the impact; and the attribution and the links between research and impact.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two


  • Chapter Three

    Survey implementation

  • Chapter Four

    RAISS results

  • Chapter Five

    Team Working

  • Chapter Six

    Additional modules

  • Appendix A

    RAISS Pilot Survey

  • Appendix B


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