James Wilsdon reports on research metrics, and their wider application in higher education, in The Guardian. The full report can be downloaded here.
Over the past fifteen months, I’ve been chairing an independent review of the role of metrics in the research system. Today we publish our findings. Our report,The Metric Tide, proposes a framework for responsible metrics, and makes a series of targeted recommendations to university leaders, research funders, publishers and individual researchers. Together these are designed to ensure that indicators and underlying data infrastructure develop in ways that support the diverse qualities and impacts of UK research.