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Key Recent Documents
DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment)
"Initiated by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals, recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated. The group met in December 2012 during the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco and subsequently circulated a draft declaration among various stakeholders." - DORA official web site.
IEEE Statement on Appropriate use of Bibliometric Indicators
Succinct statement of IEEE's three tenets regarding the appropriate use of bibliometric indicators.
Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics
A "distillation of best practice in metrics-based research assessment so that researchers can hold evaluators to account, and evaluators can hold their indicators to account."
Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management (Higher Education Funding Council for England)
The Metrics Project (European)
"The main objective of this project is to develop a deeper understanding of *metrics, especially in terms of their general significance and their perception amongst stakeholders." - Project Web Site.
What is Research Metrics and Research Impact
What is Research Metrics?
Research metrics is the measurement of the impact of published research based on various metrics
What is Research Impact?
"Research impact is the demonstrable contribution that excellent research makes to society and the economy. It embraces all the diverse ways that research-related skills benefit individuals, organizations and nations." - Research Councils UK (RCUK)
Why is it important?
Knowing the impact of their research can be helpful to the researcher in many ways: to support applications for tenure or promotion; show broad impact for grants and other funding application; quantify, and learn how their research is being used; identify other researchers that are citing their work and identify potential collaborators.
We can help you...
- learn the overall impact of your work
- analyze your and your department's research impact
- track your research work in social media
- enhance the visibility of your research
General Introduction to Research Metrics
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