As an individual researcher

Use Impact Tracker to record evidence of impact throughout your research career to help you apply for grants and promotions. 

ACTION DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTIONS
Collect evidence of impact Add evidence of your research impact and engagement to your personal vault Adding evidence to personal vault.
Organise your evidence by research project.

Create a project - this allows you to link your evidence to different research projects

Document the activities of engagement e.g. conference presentations, media interview and link your evidence.

Create indicators of impact (for example a change in government policy or a change in patient outcomes) and link your evidence.

Create a project.

 

Record and add an activity.

 

Identify and measure impact.

Create narratives of impact and prepare reports.

 

Create a storyboard to bring together a narrative of impact and engagement.

 

Export a report from Impact Tracker to use for your applications (e.g. NHMRC investigator grant) and reporting purposes.

Create Impact Storyboards

 

 

Export a report.

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As a Research Team Leader

Use Impact Tracker to collect evidence of impact and engagement of your project and create reports for use in annual reports, marketing and communication, future grant applications.

ACTION DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTIONS
Set up the research project Create the project in impact tracker, adding collaborators (research team members) and stakeholders. Create a project.
Create narratives of impact

Create a storyboard for each impact narrative.

 

Add indicators of impact and engagement activities to each storyboard. 

Hint: the list of indicators of impact in Impact Tracker is a great place to start to think about the impact or our research.

Create Impact Storyboards.

 

Identify and measure impact.

 

Document activities.

Add evidence Add evidence to indicators of impact and activities eg publications, conference presentations, media interviews, emails etc. Adding project evidence.
Share your impact Export a report from Impact Tracker. Export a report.
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As a member of a Research Team

Use Impact Tracker to contribute evidence of impact to your project and record project activities with stakeholders.

ACTION                   DESCRIPTION                INSTRUCTIONS                
Join a project team                              Ask your Research Team Leader to add you to a project on Impact Tracker. n/a
Add evidence of impact

Add evidence to the project vault.

Link the evidence to indicators of impact and/or activities.

Add evidence to the project.
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As the leader of a Research Program

Use Impact Tracker to track evidence of impact over a research program with internal and external collaborators to assist with the preparation of annual reports, applying for future funding, developing marketing and communications around the research program.

ACTION DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTIONS
Set up Program on Impact Tracker Create the Program (Super Project) and individual research projects on Impact Tracker. Creating a project.
Add team members to the project Add collaborators to the Super Project and/or individual projects so they can being to collect evidence. n/a
Create narratives (project team members can also do this)

Create a storyboard for each impact narrative.

 

Add indicators of impact and engagement activities to each storyboard. 

 

Hint: the list of indicators of impact in Impact Tracker is a great place to start to think about the impact or your research.

Create a storyboard.

 

Identify and measure impact.

 

Record and add an activity.

Add evidence (project team members can also do this) Add evidence to indicators of impact and activities e.g. publications, conference presentations, media interviews, emails etc. Add project evidence/ material
Share your impact Export your impact narratives in a report format. Export a report.
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