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Research Impact Assessment (Health Sciences)

Explore methods and tools for assessing your research impact, including citation tracking and altmetrics.

Assessment Frameworks & Resources

Quantitative citation metrics (such as citation counts) should not be relied upon as the sole indicator of scientific impact, but instead serve as one aspect of a broader evaluation framework including peer review and other qualitative considerations.

The resources below provide examples of additional indicators that can provide insight into research impact beyond qualitative publication metrics.

Example Research Impact Statements

  • The Research Excellence Framework Index
    The REF Index offers browsable impact studies written by researchers for the United Kingdom's Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. See "About" for more information.