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Research Impact

Research Impact Services

Our mission is to help you communicate the impact of your work in a variety of ways to tell your research story to peers, funders, policy makers, and the public. 

The University of Alberta Library's Research Impact Team has expertise in bibliometrics, data visualization, and alternative metrics. We provide extensive advisory services for researchers, groups, and department.

To learn more about Research Impact Services please visit our website. 

What is Research Impact?

“Impact” is a broad term that encompasses the reach and influence of a researcher’s work. There are several ways to communicate the value of your research. Measuring and conveying your research impact are crucial for improving research grant applications, supporting tenure application and promotions, and connecting with other researchers and project collaborators.

Some examples include:

  • Who is citing your work?
  • Has your work influenced other kinds of tangible outcomes? (e.g. development of new instruments, methods, or practice based on your research)
  • Have news sources picked up your research and shared it with the masses?

To learn more, try our new Introduction to Research Impact tutorial!

Areas of Impact Measurement

Research Impact Tools

Many metrics and tools are available to help you analyze and share your research impact. 

Visualization Tools

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