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Research Impact Metrics

A guide for those wanting to use research impact metrics for evaluation, analytics, and reviews, e.g., promotion & tenure.

Image from the Leiden Manifesto

Image credit: David Parkins (from the Leiden Manifesto article), used under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. 

Review, Promotion, and Tenure Project

Review, promotion, and tenure (RPT) guidelines play a key role in university workplace advancement, shaping how academic success is defined and viewed. To understand the nature of these powerful documents, our lab conducted a multi-year research project analyzing the contents of more than 850 RPT guidelines from across the US and Canada. Here, we summarize some of the key takeaways from that research, as well as a vision for a more open academic reward system.

Infographic of the discrepancy between the values and goals of an institution vs how faculty work is asseessed

Image credit: ScholCommLab, CC BY-NC-SA. Information from infographic can be found at 10.7554/eLife.42254

SCOPE Framework with acronym explanations

Upcoming Conferences (chronological order)