In the Independent Review of the Research Excellence Framework, Lord Stern has called for the broadening and deepening of the definition of impact. It is recommended that ‘impacts on public engagement and understanding are emphasised and that impacts on cultural life be specifically included’.
Partnering with librarian Jenny Delasalle, Library Connect has produced a useful and attractive consolidated quick reference guide to some key research impact metrics.
You can download your own copies here –
Download the larger format cards – 4 per 8.5×11″ page
It is important however, that these research metrics are used with these 2 Golden Rules in mind, as recommended by the Library Connect Librarians Feedback Group and Lisa Colledge, Elsevier’s Director of Research Metrics:
Golden Rule 1 – Always use quantitative metric-based input alongside qualitative opinion-based input
Golden Rule 2 – Ensure that the quantitative, metrics part of your input always relies on at least 2 metrics to prevent bias and encouragement of undesirable behaviour.
Original blog post – https://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/metrics