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UCC Library now Re-opened.

Both Boole and Brookfield BHSL Libraries have re-opened with the safety of Library users and staff as our chief guiding principle.

Please see our policies and important changes regarding re-opening here

Update from our Director of Library Services, Colette McKenna regarding Library Services During COVID Level 5 - Here

Measuring your Publications' Impact: Responsible use of metrics

Find out how you can measure and monitor the impact of your publications

Frameworks for responsible use of metrics in research evaluation

Bibliometrics provide useful quantitative measures of citation impact but do not on their own provide a complete picture of research impact. Because they reduce complex research outputs to a single number, they have often been misapplied and misunderstood, taken as a proxy for research impact. They report only on the impact of publications and do not capture to breadth of research activity across all disciplines. 
 
There is increasing recognition worldwide of the importance of responsible use of bibliometrics in research assessment. A number of frameworks have emerged to assist with the move to responsible use of research metrics, amongst them ‘The Metric Tide’, the ‘Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics’, and ‘The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment’ (DORA). 
 
Many research funders, including Science Foundation Ireland and the Health Research Board, have signed up to DORA. The Wellcome Trust will  require the organisations they fund to publicly commit to the DORA principles from January 2021. 

Responsible use of research metrics