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Defining research impact

Creating your narrative

In creating your research impact narrative, this guide outlines some of the things you may need to consider. With any measure of ‘impact’ you need to place the information in context and think about using a range of indicators.

Citation analysis (the number of times a particular author, publication or article has been cited and by whom) provides just one aspect of demonstrating research impact within academia using quantitative data metrics. 

The NHMRC defines research impact as “The verifiable outcomes that research makes to knowledge, health, the economy and/or society. Impact is the effect of the research after it has been adopted, adapted for use, or used to inform further research.” 

See the models, frameworks and tools on the right to get started with developing your research impact narrative beyond academia.

Impact Models/Frameworks

Becker Medical Library Model for Assessment of Research Impact

Evaluating Research in Context (ERiC)

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Metric Toolkit

Developed by a group of international Information Professionals:  

"The Metrics Toolkit provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where you can find it, and how each should (and should not) be applied.  You’ll also find examples of how to use metrics in grant applications, CVs, and promotion dossiers."


Have you got your ORCID?

An ORCID ID is a unique researcher identifier that identifies you and your work.

If you are a Monash researcher with a Pure (myResearch) profile, Instructions on how to get your ORCID identifier for Monash researchers can be found here

If you do not have access to a Monash profile then register for your ORCID identifier here

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