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Research impact evidence

Guide to finding research impact evidence that may be used in research impact statements

Health impact

Improvements in health through new therapeutics, diagnostics, disease prevention or changes in behaviour; or improvements in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment, management of health problems, health policy, health systems, and quality of life.
National Health and Medical Research Council

Evidence of health impact

Are any of your publications mentioned in policy documents?

  • Search for policies that have mentioned your publications via Altmetric or PlumX. 
    Make sure to follow through to the policy document to see where it is from and what it is about

Are any guidelines citing your work?

Do you have engagement with collaborators or partners who translate the co-created research into their daily practice?
For example, co-authorship with government department researchers, hospital researchers or clinicians

Do you have publications in outlets that are not 'scholarly' but reach audiences such as clinicians, practitioners or the general public?
For example, The Conversation

Are there any news stories or media reports on health benefits arising from your research?

  • Look at the Altmetric Attention to your publication and click the News tab
  • Try searching for your research output in Google News to see if it is appearing in any media
    Tip: search the title in inverted commas (e.g. "Wearable cardioverter-defibrillator after myocardial infarction") or by Digital Object Identifier (DOI 10.1136/bmj.k3786)