This collection was created by the Engaged Scholarship and Broader Impacts Joint Committee (ESBI), Science Center, and Office of the Dean of the College. It is intended to give Brown University researchers a platform for preserving and publishing their STEM-related digital scholarship focused on societal impacts online for the public to discover and access. Broader impacts materials come in a variety of formats, including open textbooks, educational lesson plans and curricula, software, animations and videos, public policy documents, vocational training materials, and informal science and citizen science-oriented scholarship, among others. Researchers can also disseminate these materials by including the citations and links for their broader impacts-related scholarship in this collection in their publications, presentations, in grant reports and future grant proposals under the appropriate section for prior results, on their NCBI my Bibliography, CVs and scholarly profiles (e.g., Researchers@Brown), on their research.gov biosketches under the section for contributions to science, and on any research group, project or personal websites or social media.
NSF Broader Impacts Image Credit: Steven Buhneing