Distinguished Professor Henk Moed explains why he has published his recent book Applied Evaluative Informetrics and outlines his critical views on a series of fundamental problems in the current use of research performance indicators in research assessment.
There are many stakeholders in the world of research evaluation by numbers, and the Metric Tide Report did a great job of teasing out who should be doing what. At the ARMA Conference this year, the Metrics Special Interest Group (SIG) brought together a fantastic panel of those stakeholders to get an understanding of how they have responded to the Metric Tide report: what is happening in the world of responsible metrics, and what needs to happen next?
Like most institutions, the release of the Metric Tide report in July 2015 came at a busy time for us. We were in the midst of a REF open access campaign, continuing our work to embed our CRIS (Pure) into institutional processes, and thinking about how to increase our research data management provisions without breaking the bank.
So, I've just returned from the excellent JISC/CNI conference on advances in digital scholarship where they had a panel session on metrics. Once again, there were tutting noises from the front about the "disappointing" number of UK universities that hadn't signed up to DORA. Stephen Curry's latest blog post urging universities to sign was highlighted and others … Continue reading Is signing DORA that responsible?