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Altmetric Explorer Training Sessions – facilitated by the Curtin Library

AltMetric Explorer can be used to gather evidence of research impact beyond journal citations. It uses DOIs (or other identifiers) to recognise ‘mentions’ across a range of media (traditional and social), policy documents, blogs, and online reference managers.

Any of these mentions can be drilled down to build a narrative around your research impact: who (or what organisation) is mentioning your work in the public arena, what are they saying, where in the world are they and who else has commented.

Additionally, you can share a report of your ‘attention’ data and you can add Altmetric ‘donut’ badges to your publications in e-space, to indicate the quality and quantity of attention, and the spread of interest.

The sessions will be run online by specialist trainers from Altmetric Explorer. 

Related library guide: Measure research impact and quality 

Date: Monday 29 August 2022

Time: 10.00am – 12.30pm

10:00am -10:30am: Altmetrics refresher and overview 
10:30am -11:00am:  Effective promotion of research – tips and tricks to promote and gain attention 
11:00am -11:15am: Break
11:15am -12:00pm:  Altmetric data for ERA + E&I – how to use Altmetric data for grants and impact reporting 
12:00pm -12:30pm:  Using Altmetric Explorer – how to run specific queries for reports, assessments 

Location: Online

Register: Via Library Bookings

Demonstrating your impact: how to find and showcase the evidence of your research impact

Demonstrating research engagement and impact beyond academia has become an essential component in grant applications, building and maintaining industry partnerships, and benchmark reporting, across most disciplines. It’s also part of Curtin’s Academic Capability Framework. Our presenters will provide hints and tips for getting this right. 

Expected learnings from this session:
  • How to ensure evidence of your engagement and impact is generated, captured and accessible throughout your project and afterward 
  • What to consider when writing a statement forecasting the likely impacts of your research proposal 
  • What to include in a report on your impact for different audiences: funders, stakeholders, end-users, line-managers, media relations, national assessors, etc. 

Brief overview on generating and capturing evidence of your research engagement and impact:  

Collating evidence and writing research impact narratives for different audiences and scenarios:  

  • Professor Richard Blythe – Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Humanities and Professor in creative practices 
  • Ms Rosie Jayasekera – Research Development Advisor, Medical Research Future Fund Strategy, Faculty of Health Sciences  

Panel session – questions and discussion  

Date: Friday 16 September 2022

Time: 1.00 – 2.00pm

Location: Online

Register: Via Eventbrite


Recordings and presentation slides for previous events are available below.


Dates and registration links for more events in the Engagement and Impact Series will be confirmed shortly:

Date Topic
Wednesday 21 September
1.00 – 3.00pm
Impact Tracker Software: Demonstration and workshop for new users 
Monday 24 October
12.00 – 2.00pm
Engaging with stakeholders and end-users  
Late November Promote your research profile: fast-track engagement and impact