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Think you have what it takes to ensure your research has impact?
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Do you have the skills and tools for impact?
Question 1 of 11

Have you been offered training to help increase the impact of your research?

Yes
No
I don't know
Do you have the skills and tools for impact?
Question 2 of 11

Do you have access to any of the following tools to help evaluate your impact?

(Select all that apply)

Web of Science, Scopus (or similar)
Altmetric / Impact Story / Plum Analytics (or similar)
Google Scholar
Kudos
None of these
I don't know
Do you have the skills and tools for impact?
Question 3 of 11

Do you take any of the following actions to build your understanding of impact and how it can be achieved?

(Select all that apply)

Read blogs / books / discussion lists
Participate in training
Attend events
View online materials (videos, slides)
None of these
How 'impact aware' are you?
Question 4 of 11

Thinking about your most recently published research, at what stage did you start thinking about how to maximize the impact of this research?

Before the project began
While the project was underway
When I was preparing to disseminate my outputs
After publication
I haven’t yet thought about the impact of this work
How 'impact aware' are you?
Question 5 of 11

With which of the following metrics related to impact are you familiar?

(Select all that apply)

Impact Factor
Citations
Altmetrics
H-index
Citation distribution
Cited half-life
Eigenfactor
ResearchGate score
SNIP
Downloads
Views
None of these
How 'impact aware' are you?
Question 6 of 11

Thinking about your current research project, what kind of impact are you seeking to achieve?

(Select all that apply)

Instrumental: changing policy, behaviour or practice
Conceptual: building evidence, knowledge, awareness
Capacity building: building skills, expertise, jobs
None of these
I don't know
How proactive are you in achieving impact?
Question 7 of 11

What actions did you take to increase the dissemination and impact of your most recently published research?

(Select all that apply)

Chose formats for sharing information about my work that would help more people find and understand it e.g. videos, infographics
Consulted knowledge users to shape my research around their needs
Worked with the media (or my institution’s press team)
Explained my work and its impact in plain language
Worked with partners (such as museums, science centres, festivals, schools, community organizations)
Wrote and implemented a communications plan
Organized or participated in events (exhibitions, lectures, workshops etc) to engage people with my work
Acted as a consultant to apply my expertise to specific community / commercial / policy challenges
Presented my findings at a conference or workshop
None of these
How proactive are you in achieving impact?
Question 8 of 11

What choices do you make when publishing your work?

(Select all that apply)

Publish non-text formats (e.g. data, video, code, images) alongside written outputs
Choose an open access publisher for maximum dissemination
Post my work in an institutional or subject repository
None of these
How proactive are you in achieving impact?
Question 9 of 11

Which of the following have you used to increase awareness of your work?

(Select all that apply)

Email
Press releases
Project website
Social media e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Weibo
Academic networks e.g. ResearchGate, Mendeley
Identity systems e.g. ORCID, Scopus ID, ResearcherID
Impact services e.g. Kudos
None of these
How important is impact to you?
Question 10 of 11

To what extent does the impact your work has relate to funding, tenure and promotion for you?

Strongly related – I have to demonstrate impact against a wide range of measures to progress my career
Somewhat related – some traditional measures are important, such as the impact factor of journals I publish in; other measures are less important
Not related
How important is impact to you?
Question 11 of 11

What kind of evidence have you found to demonstrate the impact of your work?

(Select all that apply)

People affected by my research have told me that their behaviour or circumstances have changed
The process or technology I developed is now in use
My work was covered by the media
Relevant policy, guidelines, regulations or legislation have been changed
My work has been cited
My work has been discussed online
My work has been referenced in Wikipedia
None of these / I don't know
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This game has been developed by Kudos to help researchers consider the ways that the impact of research can be increased. The game is not comprehensive in terms of the ways in which research can impact, or the ways in which that impact can be created or evaluated. The game deliberately keeps things simple and is a starting point rather than a primer for managing research impact. We apologize for any frustration if the questions or answers didn’t fit your ideas or experience. The game was written by Kudos co-founders Charlie Rapple and Melinda Kenneway, who would like to acknowledge the work of Julie Bayley, David Phipps, Lucy Davies and Mark Reed. If you have any feedback, feel free to get in touch: charlie.a.rapple@growkudos.com
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