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Australian research system ‘lacks incentives to prove impact’


Unclear definitions and lack of benefits for researchers make impact a burden, seminar told

Measurement of research impact in Australia continues to be lacking in incentives and treated as an imposition by many researchers, a Social Sciences Week forum has heard.

At a seminar on 9 September, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute professor Terry Nolan said many researchers found the process of meeting engagement and impact criteria to be a “burden”.

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