SLE762 - Research Impact and Management


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes:

2021 was the final offering of this unit

Students enrolled in S521 Graduate Certificate of Research Management, and S772 (S672) Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics are recommended to undertake one of the following replacement units, or seek Course Director approval to undertake an alternate level 7 unit:

SIT742 Modern Data Science
MPM712 Managing Innovation
HSH746 Biostatistics 1 (Trimester 3 option)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including optional scheduled activities as detailed in the unit site.


This unit focuses on knowledge and skills required to successfully manage or evaluate a research group or unit and includes strategies to maximize or assess research impact, minimise risk and how to measure research quality. As such, this unit places research activities and outcomes in a broader organisational context, but also emphasises the key considerations that individual researchers need to take into account to maximise research outcomes for themselves and their organisation. Key topics will include the nature of “quality” and “impact” in research assessment and research risk management, how to identify and successfully publish in leading journals, measures of research impact, reach and influence using bibliographic and related on-line tools, the role and value of science research communication, including popular articles and use of on-line media. Others elements of this unit include the use of research management systems, the role and implementation of research codes of conduct, animal and human ethics and safety, commercialization of research at the institutional level, project evaluation methodologies, grant assessment and management and the kinds of national and international research assessment systems.

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