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Please note that books and materials with due dates between March 9 and April 24 will be automatically renewed to April 30 and any overdue fines will be suspended. If you wish to return materials, the only book drop that is open on main campus is located outside the Morisset Library.

Last update: March 23 at 3:20 pm.

Research impact

Researchers, universities, funding agencies and governments are seeking ways to measure the impact of research they conduct and fund. Research impact has been defined as the demonstrable contribution that research makes to society and the economy.

It can involve academic, economic, or societal impact or any combination of these. However, determining the impact of research is not a straightforward task and there is debate as to whether it is even possible to quantify the impact of research.

Here you will find information on some of the different ways researchers and their research outputs are measured, the tools used to do this, and the benefits and drawbacks of some of these.

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