Tracking your research impact as you work towards your goals is vital in determining the effectiveness of the strategies you have employed. There is no formula to demonstrating engagement as measurements of success vary between projects. How you will ultimately demonstrate engagement is something worth considering whilst identifying your goals in the early stages of your project. Considerations include: determining what evidence needs to be kept to support your impact claim, appropriate benchmarks, measurements or metrics, and tools that can be used to measure or track engagement.
Consider your impact goals and what could possibly demonstrate you have successfully reached your goals. Are there any metrics that could be used to quantitatively measure your research impact throughout your research in a way that indicates progress toward your goals? Are there other qualitative measures that you can identify specific to your research project, perhaps relating to your research end-users and specifics of your research objectives?
You will likely need to employ some systems for retaining evidence of, and for the tracking of engagement. Which fit best, and your overall approach, will depend on the nature of your research and your goals.
Also consider using the Engagement Tracker.
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Using Altmetric Explorer you can:
This section explores further methods of keeping track of and demonstrating engagement. There is no one-size-fits-all solution so you need to explore your options based on your impact goals.