Research Impact Guide

This guide serves as a starting point to understand, gather, and communicate indicators of research impact.


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Erin Owens
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"Unfortunately, there isn't a simple formula to measure the reach, influence, mobilisation of knowledge and impact in society. The journey to impact is far more heterogeneous than something measured by an impact factor calculation.

"We need a far more nuanced and sophisticated approach using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. A combination of the classic quantitative measures, combined with storytelling, narratives around how research makes that journey to broader society. That can’t be done in a number."

- Tony Roche, CEO of Emerald Publishing (source)

Principles of Responsible Metrics Use

Making FAIReR Assessments Possible

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Flowchart from report of steps for realising the vision for FAIReR assessments


The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics: 10 principles to guide research evaluation

Slides: Research Impact

These are the slides from a presentation given by the Scholarly Communication Librarian at the SHSU ORSP Scholarly Innovation Summit (fall 2022).

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