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What is Research Impact?
"Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy. It embraces all the diverse ways that research-related skills benefit individuals, organisations and nations."
- Research Councils UK (RCUK)
Why is this important?
As a researcher, the ability to measure your research impact can help:
- support applications for promotion or tenure;
- expand your research network by identifying other researchers or institutions using your work;
- provide justification for requests for grants and other funding;
- build and manage your reputation (brand) as a researcher; and
- increase citation counts of your published work.