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Research impact

Research impact is the contribution that research makes to the economy, society, environment or culture beyond the contribution to academic research (Australian Research Council).

Australia’s national research evaluation framework, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), identifies and promotes excellence across the full spectrum of research activity in Australia’s higher education institutions. This evaluation framework gives government, industry, business and the wider community assurance of the excellence of research conducted in Australian higher education institutions.

As well as this high-level evaluation, individual researchers can source metrics and indicators of impact, which help to track the contribution their research makes to academia and society; and to identify suitable publishing outlets. Metrics can be used to strengthen future funding applications and academic promotion opportunities by demonstrating your work's value and developing a publishing strategy by evaluating the citation strength and potential of specific journals.

Collect data and information that demonstrates your research's measurable effect or benefit.

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