As part of ARL’s Research Library Impact Framework initiative, the University of Washington (UW) Libraries explored UW faculty and postdoctoral researcher needs for understanding and communicating the impact of their work, with a focus on researchers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and health sciences fields. The project was designed to understand the challenges researchers face in this area, identify how participants in these fields define and measure impact, and explore their priorities for research-impact support. The project team conducted a survey and follow-up interviews to investigate these questions. This research report presents the project team’s methodology, findings, and recommendations for future research.
Aghassibake, Negeen, Lynly Beard, Jackie Belanger, Diana Louden, and Robin Chin Roemer, with additional support from Steve Hiller and Maggie Faber. Library Impact Research Report: Understanding and Communicating Research Impact: The Needs of STEM and Health Sciences Faculty and Postdoctoral Researchers. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, November 19, 2021. https://doi.org/10.29242/report.uwashington2021.