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Social Impact

NHRMC Investigator Grant Guidelines 2022 describe economic impact as:

Improvements in the health of society, including the well-being of the end user and the community. This may include improved ability to access health care services, to participate socially (including empowerment and participation in decision making) and to quantify improvements in the health of society.

The below examples are taken from the Guidelines, and are not an exhaustive list.  Only examples where we have identified a search tool have been included. For a full list of examples, see the Guidelines.

Uptake or demonstrated use of evidence by decision makers/policy makers

Tools to assist in finding evidence Help resources
Google Advanced Search

Do an Advanced Search on Google

Refine web searches

Using the Advanced Search in Google will enable more efficient searching of government and industry, professional and community organisations by using the following strategies:

  • Search by file type - i.e. PDF (documents without intro web page content)
  • Search by domain - i.e. (useful for locating government reports) or (for organisations)
  • Search by region - i.e. Australia (searches Australian websites without specifying a domain)
  • Search by date
Altmetric Explorer

Finding Metrics: Getting started with Altmetric Explorer (QUT only)

Altmetric Explorer training materials

Metrics Terminology 101

How to search for specific person's research outputs

How to Search Altmetric Explorer: An Introductory Guide for Institutions

Newspapers and News Media

Searching Informit (News Media database).

Searching Factiva (newspapers)

Analysis and Policy Observatory (APO)

APO Blog

Overton Help
Policy Commons