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6. Measure Impact: Non-traditional Research Outputs

Non-traditional research outputs include creative works, reports, discussion/working papers and intellectual property (Tertiary Education Commission, 2019).  Non-traditional research outputs are counted as research outputs in the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF).

Creative Works

The PBRF Panel Specific Guidelines for the 2018 Quality Evaluation provides advice on specific subject areas to assist staff to develop Evidence Portfolios.

The section for Creative and Performing Arts has advice for researchers who are "independently or collaboratively engaged in the creation of artistic works across the breadth of creative and performing arts disciplines in the subject areas of design; music; literary and other arts; theatre; dance; film, television and multimedia; visual arts and crafts" (PBRF Panel Specific Guidelines, 2018).

More information and examples of eligible non-traditional research output types can be found in the PBRF Panel Specific Guidelines.

Assign a DOI to a Creative Work

Consider assigning a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) to more easily track and share your work.  A DOI is a unique and permanent identifier for a piece of work. It helps others to more easily find, use, share and cite your work.  DOIs can be assigned to creative works.

More information: Contact Anton Angelo, Research Systems and Data Librarian for help with assigning a DOI to your work.  

Real World Impact

Communicating real world impact (Research & Innovation Guide)

Contact Joanna Cobley, Researcher Development Coordinator | Kaitautoko Kairangahau, Research & Innovation, UC, to:

  • plan, collate and establish appropriate and auditable impact capture methods (supported by UC Library Research Support services);
  • craft an impact storyline, statement or case study.