Mandating responsible research evaluation: the way to go?

Lizzie Gadd considers the practical implications of the responsible research evaluation requirement of the Wellcome Trust's new Open Access Policy. Responsible research evaluation is important. Really important. It’s not only quality-of-life important but life-or-death important to many over-worked, over-evaluated and under-resourced researchers.  And now for the first time a funder is turning round and saying …

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Metrics, Research Assessment and League Tables: An Australian perspective – Guest post by Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg

In this blog post, Dr Muriel E Swijghuisen Reigersberg (University of Sydney), provides an insight of metrics and research assessment in the Australian research landscape, and how it compares to that of the UK. How are metrics, research assessment, league tables, open access and researcher development interrelated, and how does this vary from one country …

Who will welcome Wellcome? Results of the 2018 responsible metrics state-of-the-art survey

In the light of the Wellcome Trust's new responsible metrics mandate Lizzie Gadd reports on the findings from the Lis-Bibliometrics 2018 Responsible Metrics State-of-the-Art survey.  How many of us will welcome Wellcome's proposal and who will be running to catch up? This week has seen a big announcement from the Wellcome Trust that as part …

Three things survey findings: supplier formal response

In September 2018, Lizzie Gadd and Ian Rowlands published the findings from a Lis-Bibliometrics survey of bibliometric practitioners as to how they’d like to see bibliometric and altmetric tools improve. The survey was aimed at starting a dialogue with the supplier community around how these tools might develop to better meet end-user needs. We’re delighted …