Symplectic Elements at Oxford can record elements of research impact:
- potential case studies for the Research Excellence Framework – a place to store the evidence and possibly important data on events, milestones etc
- knowledge exchange activity
- public engagement with research activity
- information on impact for a yet to be defined objective
At the most basic level you can keep notes about who you talked to and what came of it. Have a look at the types of questions from Researchfish so that you only have to capture the relevant information once. Keep it in a safe place!
Tell people about your activities. Keep your research facilitator and funder informed. The more people know about a project the easier it is to remember.
Install Google Analytics on any online material you have. It will provide a lot of data for very little time investment. You can also use TIDSR: Toolkit for the Impact of Digitised Scholarly Resources from Oxford Internet Institute.
If you are running an event it is much easier to get feedback at the time.