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Understanding Research Impact


This session introduces the concept of research impact on different levels (e.g., author, journal, title) and available tools to measure research impact.

Learning objectives

  • Identify examples, purposes, and limitations of both common and alternative metrics, and sources for those metrics
  • Understand journal vs article vs author level metrics
  • Choose and compile the correct metrics
  • Track and enhance researchers’ visibility with online profiles and scholarly IDs

Speaker: Jess Newman, MSIS, Research Data and Scholarly Communication Lead, Faculty Profile


AMA Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this virtual presentation for a maximum of 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM for each session attended.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Accreditation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


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The University of TN Health Science Center College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



SoCRA and ACRP: The Society of Clinical Research Associates and the Association of Clinical Research Professionals accepts documentation of candidate participation in continuing education programs for recertification if the program is applicable to clinical research regulations, operations or management, or to the candidate’s clinical research therapeutic area.

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