Metrics is the quantitative analysis of scientific and scholarly research outputs and their impacts. Metrics include a variety of measures and statistical methods for assessing the quality and broader impact of scientific and scholarly research.
The independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment will consider how well metrics can be used across different academic disciplines to assess the excellence of research undertaken in the higher education sector.
The outcomes will be of interest to those who undertake research and will inform the work of HEFCE and the other UK higher education funding bodies as they prepare future iterations of the Research Excellence Framework.
As part of the review, we launched a call for evidence to gather views and evidence relating to the use of metrics in research assessment and management.
We received 153 responses to the call for evidence. The full set of responses is provided here, alongside a document summarising the content and a letter sent to the Right Honourable Greg Clark MP which provides an update on progress of the project.
The review is being chaired by James Wilsdon, Professor of Science and Democracy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex.
Professor Wilsdon is supported by an independent steering group.
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16 January 2015, 1030-1630, Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick, Metrics and the assessment of research quality and impact in the arts and humanities.
2 December 2014, 1030-1630, University of Sheffield, Metrics for all? Equality and diversity workshop
7 October 2014, University of Sussex, In metrics we trust? Prospects & pitfalls of new research metrics
For further information about the review, contact Alex Herbert or Jude Hill (email@example.com).
Page last updated 17 December 2014