Research metrics in the news!
In July 2015 JISC published a report The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management with key details reported in Data infrastructure key to the quality and impact of UK research.
This led to a review of the report with accompanying video here: Independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment.
This report has garnered a high level of interest and commentary, including this quote from Metrics: how to handle them responsibly:
According to the report, responsible metric use involves being transparent about the use of a range of robust metrics that are inclusive of all fields, while bearing in mind the potential wider effects of their use and “updating them in response”. Curry admits that this notion of responsibility is not a new one: it has already been pushed in recent declarations against the misuse of metrics, such as 2013’s San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment and 2015’s Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics.
How do you really measure impact?
And researchers this email seems to be making the rounds again this summer – Beware of Spam Email With Offers to Promote Your Research.