Dear colleague,

We are contacting you because we are interested in the growing importance of non-academic impact of academic research in different countries across Europe. We are, thus, conducting an international comparison of the different understandings of non-academic impact that may exist within Europe, the support that academics receive from their institutions to engage in non-academic impact activities and the views of academics about the relative usefulness of different initiatives to realise non-academic impact.

We are seeking to obtain a wide range of views and so we are asking you to participate in this research because you are an academic in a Higher Education Institution in one of the European countries in which we are interested. Participation in this research involves completing a questionnaire. Completion of the questionnaire should take less than twenty minutes.

When we analyse the responses, your answers will be aggregated with all others and any accounts of the research in reports or academic articles will be anonymised and nobody will be able to identify the specific views of any individual.

This research has received ethical approval from the University of Sheffield. The University of Sheffield is the data controller.

You do not have to answer all the questions in the survey if there are some that you feel uncomfortable answering. However, there are some questions that we consider to be essential for our research objectives. If you do not answer one of those questions, you will not be able to proceed further with the questionnaire and your earlier responses will not be recorded. If you are happy to participate in this survey, please go to the following link:

Alternatively, please use the following QR code to access the questionnaire.

Thank you for taking the time to read this correspondence and for considering participation in this research.

Yours sincerely
Professor Bill Lee (University of Sheffield, UK)
Dr Huiping Xian (University of Leicester, UK)
Professor Gianpaolo Abatecola (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
Dr Matteo Cristofaro (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
Dr Davide Secchi (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
Professor Florence Allard-Poesi (Université Paris-Est Créteil, France)
Dr Marek Szarucki (Cracow University of Economics, Poland)
Oskar Kosch (Cracow University of Economics, Poland)
Professor Bernd Ebersberger (University of Hohenheim, Germany)
Dr Michael P. Schlaile (University of Hohenheim, Germany)
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