On this page you will find information on how to share your research findings, measure and maximize your impact, preserve your research in the university repository, and, if applicable, commercialize your invention.
Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that research makes to academia, society, and the economy. Getting your research read and discussed will increase your impact and create opportunities for honours and awards.
Explore these U of T Library resources for more information on how to increase and measure your research impact:
Outputs & Publications
Explore these U of T Library resources for critical elements to consider when sharing your research through scholarly publication:
- Scholarly Communications and Copyright
- Author Rights
- Open Access Publishing and Open Access Compliance
- Deceptive Publishing
- TSpace, a free and secure research repository established by University of Toronto Libraries to disseminate and preserve the scholarly record of University of Toronto community
- U of T Dataverse
You can also promote your research to a general audience to maximize the reach and impact of your research. Learn more about using the different media channels, including social media, the university website, online, print and broadcast media, and other public engagement channels to share your research.
Explore these CRIS resources to share your research with an external audience:
- Writing Support for Researchers
- From Research to Impact: A toolkit for Developing Effective Policy Briefs
- Leveraging Digital Platforms to Support Research Impact
- Using Social Media to Promote Your Research
- For media tips on writing an effective opinion piece and TV interview tips, visit A Guide for Sharing Your Research with the Media
- Please contact the University Marketing and Communications Office for support around publicizing your work through the media.
Awards & Honours
Research recognition is a key element of the research lifecycle, as it helps raise the profile of your work and ensure that it reaches both scholarly and public audiences. Major awards often include additional funding to extend your research program.
- U of T Honours & Awards Opportunities database
- U of T President's Impact Award
- UTSC Research Recognition
- External Awards & Honours
University of Toronto faculty who receive awards are requested to report the award to the VPRI and their academic division via the Faculty Award Reporting Form. Knowing about awards allows us to arrange timely recognition and communications, informs us about successes, opportunities and areas of support for awards and honours, and enables more complete analysis of award trajectories for our faculty.
Please contact the OVPRI Research Awards & Honours Officer for all matters related to awards and honours.
Commercialize An Invention
- U of T Library Intellectual Property Resources
- U of T Library Entrepreneurship Guide
- The Bridge Entrepreneurship Research Training