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The National Science Foundation requires applicants to describe the “Broader Impacts” of their work, but what truly makes a Broader Impacts activity (BIA) “broad” and “impactful”? I suggest that a “Broader Impacts Impact Factor” could define BIAs’ potential for "impact" and aid comparison of proposed activities during peer review.

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Assessing the Broader Impacts of Ecological Research: Towards a “Broader Impacts Impact Factor”

The National Science Foundation requires applicants to describe the “Broader Impacts” of their work, but what truly makes a Broader Impacts activity (BIA) “broad” and “impactful”? I suggest that a “Broader Impacts Impact Factor” could define BIAs’ potential for "impact" and aid comparison of proposed activities during peer review.

 

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