Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to academia, society and the economy.
Academic impact: Advances in knowledge, discovery and understanding while promoting teaching, training and learning.
Societal impact: Benefits to individuals, communities and nations by improving quality of life, health, and the effectiveness of public services and policies.
Economic impact: Stimulating economic growth, and enhancing competitiveness, locally, regionally and nationally.
Research impact is evaluated for the purposes of:
The preceding statements were adapted from the National Science Foundation, Research Councils UK, and the Assessing the Impact of Research Project at the Bernard Becker Medical Library.
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