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Research Dissemination & Impact

Make your work more discoverable and learn how to track your research impact.

Available Classes

This 60 minute course will provide information on the most common research impact evaluation metrics. There will also be discussion around impact metrics in action, the responsible use of impact metrics, and examples on how to include impact metrics in descriptive statements.  Impact metrics discussed in this class can be found on our online research impact Metrics Guide.

This class provides an overview of the NIH biosketch format and demonstrates tools, such as the SciENcv tool and MyBibliography from the NIH MyNCBI. We also cover the use of citation and alternative metrics to describe the impact of your work as contributions to science.

This class is an introduction to Northwestern Elements, a web-based warehouse of information about the scholarly outputs of Northwestern Medicine.

Note: This class is available only to select administrative support staff who need to use Elements as part of their job duties. All attendees need a Northwestern NetID and password for this class. For assistance with the Northwestern NetID, please see:

At the completion of this class, the participant will:

  • Become familiar with Northwestern Elements
  • Know how to log in and navigate the home page
  • Learn how to impersonate another user and manage publications
  • Understand the importance of optimizing search settings and automatic claiming