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Increasing impact and engagement

About this module

Are you passionate about your research and want to make a difference in the world? This module will enable you to explore research impact metrics and measures, to discover tools to analyse the impact of your work and that of others, and to find high quality publications in which to publish. You'll also be introduced to a number of ways to extend your reach and engagement.

A number of video materials in this module are re-used with the permission of the creators, others have been recorded here at The Australian National University. Whether you are an aspiring scholar, an academic newly embarking on your research career, or an established researcher, this module is for you!


This module is made up of four topics:

  1. Increasing impact and engagement
  2. Increase my impact
  3. Know the numbers
  4. Extend my reach

​Each topic is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos and suggested additional resources to help you gain a better understanding of the topic. This is a self-paced course, which means that all of the content is available and you are free to move ahead, or pick and choose content at your own pace.


This module provides you with materials regarding:

  • definitions of impact and engagement
  • strategies to increase research impact
  • tools and platforms to use to identify high impact journals
  • tools and measures to discover who is reading and citing an author's work
  • a synopsis of metrics commonly used to demonstrate research impact
  • mechanisms to promote and disseminate research outputs
  • selected ways to broaden author reach and engagement

This module includes a pre and post survey, designed to help us create and deliver the best modules we can. We encourage you to complete these surveys. You are also welcome to provide us with your feedback at anytime.


.Pre survey
.Post survey


Connect with other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material, and get help mastering concepts via the discussion forum for this module.

Contact us if you need help with the module or transcripts. If you have questions about research impact, you can contact The Australian National University Library's Open Research team or The Australian National University's Research Services Division.