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Table 2 Sample of impact indicators in health research

From: ISRIA statement: ten-point guidelines for an effective process of research impact assessment

Impacts Indicators
Capacity-building Leveraged funding, research tools and methods, use of facilities and resources, career trajectory of researchers
Advancing knowledge Bibliometrics, engagements, esteem measures, collaborations and partnerships
Informing decision-making Influence on policies, practices, products, processes and behaviours (both in health and the determinants of health)
Health Medical and health interventions, health quality indicators, health status
Economic and social benefits Intellectual property and licensing, spin outs, economic returns, jobs, economic diversity and productivity
Social engagement Public involvement, dissemination, engagement with relevant patient or commissioning groups, culture and creativity