DORA, the Leiden Manifesto & a university’s right to choose

In light of rumours that only DORA signatories will have access to UKRI funding in future, Lizzie Gadd explains why Loughborough has chosen an alternative path up the 'responsible metrics mountain', and why she believes all 'mountain-climbers' should be equally supported and rewarded. As one of a small, but seemingly growing, group of UK universities …

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Research evaluation: things we can learn from the Dutch

Lizzie Gadd spent some time with the Research Intelligence Network of the Netherlands, and explains why she's a little bit in love with the Dutch... A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Amsterdam talking to research evaluation colleagues from across the Netherlands. It was the second meeting …

What does a responsible bibliometrician look like?

Lizzie Gadd considers whether "responsible" is something we do or something we are. I’ve made the point a few times recently that responsible bibliometrics requires responsible bibliometricians.  It is not just our systems and processes that need to be responsible, but us.  We are the ones supporting these activities in our institutions.  I believe that …

Book review: “Measuring research: what everyone needs to know”.

Lizzie Gadd reviews a new introductory text, "Measuring Research: what everyone needs to know" by Cassidy Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière. The research community has been crying out for a decent primer on all things bibliometrics.  And now we have one. And it's a good one - no doubt about that.  It's well-written by two people …