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15:45 - 17:00
7th Jun 2016


Room: London

This workshop will focus on the University of Birmingham’s approach to implementing recommendations in the Metric Tide report. Following its publication in July 2015, a Responsible Metrics Group was convened with the remit to review the recommendations and develop a programme of change within the institution. The report traces the history of metrics in research management and assessment, and considers how a balance can be struck between peer review and metric based alternatives. The report recognises the considerable concern among researchers, universities and representative bodies about the broader use of metrics in research assessment and management, offering a range of recommendations to ensure best use of metrics across the sector. The group, comprising of representatives from Strategic Planning, the Library and academics from a range disciplines, recognises that metrics were used extensively, but also inconsistently, across the institution. Their work is focusing on building an understanding of “responsible metrics”, developing tools to support good practice and embedding responsible activity from institutional level KPIs down to individual researchers’ understanding of their own metrics.

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Theme: Management Information
Level: Management
Time: 15:45 - 17:00
Date: 7th Jun 2016
Room: London

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