Dressing up Irresponsible Metrics as Responsible Metrics

David Whyte from the University of Liverpool thinks his institution is making a mockery of established standards in research metrics. In this post he breaks down why he thinks so and how this could effect the broader research community. University of Liverpool Faculty of Health, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic I’ll begin by putting my cards …

Guest post: Responsible research evaluation starts here

Jonathan Adams from Clarivate Analytics discusses how to responsibly use and interpret bibliometric data through a list of caveats and requirements prior to starting the planning of research evaluations. Ensuring the responsible use of data about research activity has become an increasing problem over the last twenty years. As the owners and champions of the …

Results from the 2020 Responsible Metrics State of the Art Survey

Dr. Nicolas Robinson-Garcia discusses the results of the 2020 Responsible Metrics State of the Art Survey, which has been conducted every year since 2015. With delay we are happy to report the findings of the 2020 Responsible Metrics State of the Art Survey. Being 2020 a difficult year for everyone, we do observe a decrease …

LIS-Bibliometrics Conference 2021: “New tools and new technologies: bibliometrics in action for a new decade”

An update and announcement about the (virtual) 2021 LIS-Bibliometrics Conference. Update: registration now open! Check out the LIS-B Conference website for details. This year’s conference on the theme of “New tools and new technologies: bibliometrics in action for a new decade” will be held on 28th April and 5th May 2021 (2pm-5pm BST with training …

The challenge of measuring open research data

Lizzie Gadd & Gareth Cole discuss the practical challenges of monitoring progress towards institutional open research data ambitions. Loughborough University has recently introduced a new Open Research Position Statement which sets out some clear ambitions for open access, open data and open methods. As part of this work we’re looking at how we can monitor …