Impact

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Impact

In the context of a researcher's activities, impact is the consequence of the research and new knowledge on the advancement of the specialty. Science-based policies, regulations, services and technology transfers are some examples of ways target results can be achieved and impact demonstrated. Impact is one of four valued outcomes. In a 5-level incumbent-based process, demonstrated valued outcomes of impact in research, development and analysis (RDA) include: (1) contributions to the area of specialty; (2) Influenced research project results in the area of specialty; (3) Influenced the achievements or results in the area of specialty relevant to a program (policies, regulations, services, technology transfers or partnerships), and within the science community; (4) Influenced changes research priorities and directions; Influenced the setting or achievement of intermediate term results; Influenced decision-making at the program level; and, (5) Multi-year contributions in multiple/broad areas or in depth that are relevant to strategic results or public good; Contributions leading the discussions at national and international bodies to establish standards, regulations, agreements, programs, policies, services, etc.; Led changes within area of specialty at the national or international level. Demonstrated valued outcomes of impact in managing research include: (1) Not applicable; (2) Influenced the delivery of projects; (3) Influenced program planning and resources allocation affecting delivery of projects; (4) Influenced program planning, policies and resources allocation affecting program delivery; and, (5) Influenced the development of plans, policies and operations related to strategic outcomes. Demonstrated valued outcomes of impact in representation and client services include: (1) Not applicable; (2) Influenced the delivery of clientsí research project in area of specialty; (3) Influenced the directions of clientsí research projects in area of specialty; Influenced the directions of local, regional, national or inter-organizational bodies related to area of specialty; (4) Influenced the directions of clients and of national or international bodies related to areas of specialty; (5) Influenced the directions of clients and of national and international bodies related to strategic outcomes. RELATED TERM. Valued outcome; Incumbent-based; Research, development and analysis; Managing research; Representation and client services

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REFERENCE. Government of Canada (2006) Model guide for the preparation of researchers' career advancement (promotion) documentation ; Government of Canada (2006) Career progression management framework for federal researchers ; Government of Canada (2006) NRCan Model Guide for the Preparation of Researcherís Career Progression Evaluation Documentation (Dossier)

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