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Research Impact Challenge

Welcome to the Research Impact Challenge! This challenge will run from April 8-12, 2024.

Click here if you'd like to sign up to participate.

This weeklong program includes activities to help researchers better understand and manage their online scholarly presence, as well as consider ways to describe the impact and reach of their work. The activities are presented as daily "challenges" that researchers might accomplish over the course of one week. However, each activity stands alone and can be completed separately from the others and at a time that is convenient for you. 

The first few challenges focus on developing or enhancing your online scholarly presence, and the final challenge considers ways to measure the success and impact of your work. Throughout the week, we'll also share tips for staying on top of publishing trends that may benefit your scholarship.

The University of Maine recognizes that it is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation, where issues of water and territorial rights, and encroachment upon sacred sites, are ongoing. Penobscot homeland is connected to the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations — the Passamaquoddy, Maliseet, and Micmac — through kinship, alliances and diplomacy. The university also recognizes that the Penobscot Nation and the other Wabanaki Tribal Nations are distinct, sovereign, legal and political entities with their own powers of self-governance and self-determination.

Note: This guide was inspired by and adapted from Rebecca Welzenbach's Research Impact Challenge guide and Stacy Konkiel's book, The 30-Day Impact Challenge: The Ultimate Guide to Raising the Profile of Your Research.

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