Research engagement is the interaction between researchers and research end-users outside of academia, for the mutually beneficial transfer of knowledge, technologies, methods or resources (Australian Research Council).

3. Evidence of engagement

Keep a record of all your research engagement activities. Research Impact has example stories of UQ researchers engaging with end-users.

Evidence of research engagement includes:

  • membership of committees, boards, reference and advisory groups
  • influencing policy
  • contribution to editorial boards of journals and conference organising committees and peer review
  • invitations to provide expert comment or consultation from media, auspicious community and professional bodies
  • providing professional development or training to end-users
  • public lectures and community education
  • engagement with foundations, philanthropists and alumni.