Information Studies


REF Results for the Department of Information Studies

Department of Information Studies REF2021 results show that overall, 86% of our research was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent. 75% of our research impact was world-leading, putting us 8th for impact at UCL.

Research impact case studies focused on transforming access to children’s social care records in England (here and here) and showing the potential of digital humanities research in heritage settings to improve the understanding of Sir Hans Sloane’s historic catalogues.

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Information Studies research impact is discussed in short videos here:

The MIRRA project looking at care records

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Cross Cult about developing technology to support heritage access

There are lots of fantastic impact case studies in the rest of the Faculty: Links to Faculty of Arts and Humanities impact case studies