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

Collect data and information that demonstrates a measurable effect or benefit of your research.

3. Impact of research partnerships

Collaborating with authors affiliated with industry, government or hospitals can translate co-created research into your partners' daily practice, which may reflect research impact.

UQ Research Partnerships Managers (RPMs) facilitate interactions between UQ researchers and external partners, ranging from industry to government departments.

Evidence of collaboration

Gather evidence to show your collaboration with external research partners. Collaboration with entities who translate co-created research into their daily practice may reflect impact.

Entities may include, but are not limited to:

  • government departments
  • industry partners
  • organisations
  • hospital researchers
  • clinicians

The Metrics for grant applications guide explains how to find evidence of collaboration via your publications in Web of Science and Scopus, using:

You can also use the information from SciVal and InCites to identify new opportunities for collaboration.  Look for organisations, industry partners or countries that undertake research in your area.