2022 Research Impact Challenge

What is the Research Impact Challenge?

Want to increase the impact of your work? Join the Research Impact Challenge!


Would you like to: 

  • Efficiently keep track of your online scholarly presence? 

  • Learn how to measure the impact of your work using a variety of metrics?

  • Increase the impact of your research within your field of study?

  • Enter into a prize drawing?


Join the 2022 Lane Medical Library Research Impact Challenge September 12th to 16th! Sign up today to receive a series of five daily research impact challenges via email. Each daily challenge will offer quick, easy, yet impactful activities you can complete independently. Participated last year? Join us again to discover new ways to increase your impact.

As a scholar, you will likely be asked to make statements about the impact of your work for purposes ranging from funding, assessment, promotion, to accountability. The impact may focus on the demonstrable “effect on, change or benefit to the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life, beyond academia” (REF, 2014). Research outcomes like a dataset, patent, journal article, report, book chapter, conference poster, etc. are all products in which impact can be assessed.


Five Lucky Participants will:

  • Be featured in a library blog post, which will be highlighted on the library homepage, included in the library newsletter, and shared via social media. 
  • Have the chance to showcase their scholarly work on the TV screens in the library.
  • Receive a Lane Medical Library swag bag filled with Research Impact-related swag. 

In order to participate in the drawing, make sure you record your participation using the button (see below) found at the bottom of each challenge day. The more days you participate, the greater chance you have of winning!

Let Us Know You've Completed Today's Challenge