This guide contains 10 activities for researchers to better understand and manage their online scholarly presence, as well as the impact and reach of their research.

Research Impact Challenge

This guide contains 10 activities to help you as a researcher better understand and manage your online scholarly presence, as well as the impact and reach of your research. The activities are presented as daily "challenges" that you might accomplish over the course of two weeks. However, each activity stands alone and can be completed separately from the others. You should feel free to select the activities that are most relevant to you and complete them in any order you wish. 

Week 1 of the challenge (days 1-5) focuses on online scholarly presence: how can you ensure that you and your work are represented accurately and appropriately on the web? 

Week 2 of the challenge (days 6-10) focuses on the various ways to measure the success and impact of scholarly work, and strategies for situating yourself and your research in order to make a compelling case for your work. 

Please note that these activities have been adapted for the University of Minnesota. While most of them can be easily adapted for use elsewhere some instructions are specific to a UMN environment or may refer to resources at Universtiy of Minnesota Libraries that are not universally available. 

This material has been adapted from the University of Michigan research impact challenge LibGuide created by Rebecca Welzenback, January 15 2019 and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. 

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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2021 3:55 PM