Read, listen and learn more about how you can develop effective and meaningful research impacts. 

Unveiling Impact Identities:

A Path for Connecting Science and Society

A recent paper by two of OSU's own about broader impacts from the journal Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Research in Action Podcast

A podcast hosted by Dr. Katie Linder, research director for Oregon State University’s Ecampus. Episodes are posted weekly and include guest interviews and solo episodes that cover a range of topics around practices, techniques, organizations, and strategies for both qualitative and quantitative research.

OMSI Science Communication Services

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry provides a number of services in science communication, from collaborations, to training, to the Science Communication Fellowship Program run annually from OSU’s Corvallis campus. See their website for more.

Science Talk

A national conference full of workshops and training for scientists and science communicators. Typically held in Spring.

Terra Magazine

Read up-to-date news about OSU’s research projects and the impacts they are making upon communities far and wide.


Need ideas? A conversation starter? Some guidance? Start with this collection of tools from us and our partners.

Memorandum of Understanding for Research Impacts Collaboration

A template MOU that research impact collaborators can use when negotiating services.

Broader Impacts Guiding Principles
and Questions for National Science Foundation Proposals

A primer on the guiding principles that NSF program managers and reviewers use in evaluating the BI components of NSF proposals.

COSEE Broader Impacts Wizard


An online tool that will help you create a rough outline of important points to include in your BI statement. We recommend using this as a conversational starting point when collaborating with partners.

Programs and Centers

Want to support research impacts at the national scale? Check out (and reach out to) one of these institutions. 

click here to link to the Center for Research on Lifelong STEM Learning websiteclick here to link to the National Alliance for Broader Impacts website