Late last year, APLU released a Public Impact Research Activation Guide to help university leaders emphasize the value of collaborative research with communities. The Activation Guide provides best practices, fresh ideas, and recommendations for presidents, chancellors and provosts; research leaders; communications and marketing leads; writers and content creators; and researchers and scholars. Public impact research (PIR) is any research that benefits the public. This may include everything from developing new medications or understanding environmental challenges to examining disparities in education access and economic development.
APLU is also highlighting member universities’ Public Impact Research stories through a database and on social media. Learn more about how your institution can engage in Public Impact Research activities.