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The Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA)


The Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment

The Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment sets a shared direction for changes in assessment practices for research, researchers and research performing organisations, with the overarching goal to maximise the quality and impact of research. The Agreement includes the principles, commitments and timeframe for reforms and lays out the principles for a Coalition of organisations willing to work together in implementing the changes.

Signatories commit to a common vision, which is that the assessment of research, researchers and research organisations recognises the diverse outputs, practices and activities that maximise the quality and impact of research. This requires basing assessment primarily on qualitative judgement, for which peer-review is central, supported by responsible use of quantitative indicators.

Irish signatories


While research outputs can take many and diverse forms, the most commonly recognised type is publication. The impact of a publication can be measured qualitatively through peer-review and quantitatively through various metrics. The quantitative measurement of publications is generally referred to as bibliometrics.

"bibliometrics, n." OED Online, Oxford University Press, June 2019, Accessed 13 June 2019.

Measuring Research eBook

Explore & Choose Metrics


HEA Funded Research Impact Toolkit



With the Metrics Toolkit you can quickly understand what a metric means, how it is calculated, and if it’s good match for your impact question.

Online Tutorial

MyRI: Measuring your Research Impact is an online tutorial developed by a collaboration between University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Technological University of Dublin and Maynooth University.

Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Donna Ó Doibhlin
Research Services, Q+2 Floor, Boole Library
University College Cork,
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Help with bibliometrics


Do you need help wth metrics for your CV or job application/promotion forms? 

Do you need to compile a publications impact report for your department or research centre and don't know which tools to use?  

Watch the library training calendar for upcoming training events or contact me, Donna Ó Doibhlin, to arrange a one-to-one consultation.