Research Impact Things

12 Research Impact Things are here for you!

The programme aims to equip learners with the skills and knowledge required to engage in the use of a range of metrics around research impact and gain understanding of the research landscape.

If you are planning a local programme based on this resource, check out information for programme organisers for tips and ideas on how to run this at your institution.

This is a flexible programme – you can do as much or as little as suits you. While some Things are interlinked, each of the Things is designed to be completed separately, in any order and at any level of complexity. Choose your own adventure!

There are three levels for each Thing:

  • Getting started is for you if you are just beginning to learn about each topic
  • Learn more is if you know a bit but want to know more
  • Challenge me is often more in-depth or assumes that you are familiar with at least the basics of each topic

Thing 1: Bibliometric Basics

Thing 3: Traditional Metrics

Thing 5: Responsible Use of Metrics

Thing 7: Open Research

Thing 9: Rankings

Thing 11: Societal Impact

Thing 2: Identifiers

Thing 4: Alternative Metrics  

Thing 6: Publishing Strategies

Thing 8: Benchmarking

Thing 10: Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Thing 12: Researcher Profiles