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Research Impact

Understanding Research Impact: Introduction

Nowadays, it is not uncommon for employers, academic institutions, and funding agencies to ask for evidence of your research impact before making important decisions, such as tenure promotions, academic honors, or grant awards. Therefore as a researcher, it is important for you to understand what research impact is, what you can do to document, enhance, measure and present your research impact to those decision makers. This series of videos will help you understand various metrics of impact, and how you can enhance your research impact and tell better "impact stories".

Enhancing Research Impact: Name Disambiguation

Author and affiliation name disambiguation is a major issue in collecting and evaluating research impact data, so a good way to enhance your research impact is to make sure your name and affiliation is as unambiguous as possible. This video discusses the ambiguity problem itself, ways to mitigate the problem, and long-term solutions such as the adoption of a unique ID system for researchers, such as ORCID.