Welcome to the Broader Impacts Network! The MU BIN was established in 2012 as a response to the National Science Foundation’s emphasis on the integration of education and outreach into research projects. Our mission is to assist researchers in the development, implementation, and evaluation of high-quality broader impacts activities.

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Getting Started

We have created several tools to help you on your journey to broader impacts stardom. Start out “How Do I” box on the left and choose which category best fits your needs:

  • Learn about broader impacts
  • Create a broader impacts plan
  • Find someone to help me implement my broader impacts plan
  • Evaluate my broader impacts activities

In addition to helping plan your educational and outreach activities, we also document the breadth of broader impacts activities at MU and can provide letters of support for your promotion and tenure portfolio.

Document BIAs

The Broader Impacts Network needs your help!!! We need information on your NSF-supported broader impacts activities. Please complete our Impacts Database survey. It will take you about 10 minutes, but it will yield information for both us and you. The data generated from the Impacts Database can be used by researchers in future grant proposals to show evidence of the impacts of our broader impacts activities.