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Weighing up opportunities and challenges: The potential for a grant application analytics service

By Andrea Chiarelli, Rob Johnson and Ian Carter  In the context of the Jisc Research Analytics project, Research Consulting and Carter Research Navigation have been engaging universities, funders and technology providers to investigate views around a grant application analytics service leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and text and data mining (TDM) techniques. We used a mix […]

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Research analytics service: From defining the problem to refining the solution

Introduction In my previous post (Research analytics service: Defining the problems and refining potential solutions) I gave an overview of the project, some background to research analytics at Jisc, and details on the discovery phase for a Research Analytics Service. In this post I’m going to update you on the progress made in the first […]

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Research analytics service: Defining the problems and refining potential solutions

Introduction Jisc members are increasingly looking at the opportunities of using data to inform their planning and the way they pursue their own diverse missions. At Jisc, we’ve been looking at the potential of analytics services related to research that can support universities in making better decisions. In a recent blog post – Jisc, research […]

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All that is good and FAIR

An important article has been published in Nature Biotechnology about the work of FAIRsharing.org, a curated registry of data and metadata standards, databases and policies intended for a variety of users in the research space. FAIRsharing tracks the evolution of how these resources interrelate by working closely with research communities, standards creators and repository providers. […]

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FAIR in Practice, a reality check indeed!

To follow-up my previous blog on the FAIR in practice work Jisc is taking on, I’d like to report back on a lively panel session on FAIR principles that took place as part of the Jisc Research Data Management event in York, on 28th June 2017. Expert panellists Cameron Neylon (Curtin University, Western Australia), Ingeborg […]

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Semantometrics: exploring full text research metrics

Petr Knoth and Dasha Herrmanova from the Open University have experimented with a new approach to research assessment metrics (semantometrics) which isn’t based on citation data alone but argues that the full text is needed to assess the value of a research article. This research supports the findings of the HEFCE Metrics Tide Report that proposed […]

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Cameron Neylon on the open citations experiment

Cameron Neylon is an advocate for open access and Professor of Research Communications at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. The Library & Scholarly Futures blog has published a guest post by Cameron where he comments on the open citations experiment. The experiment investigated new forms of research citation and measures that could […]

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Data Citation – what is the state of the art in 2016?

The Jisc Research Data Usage Metrics project recently held a project meeting to discuss possible future work in the emerging area of research data metrics. We saw a presentation from Cameron Neylon of Curtin University, which amongst other topics (including a fascinating section on defining a citation, which is covered on the project blog ) […]

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Research metrics and indicators – some Jisc work

Introduction This blog post outlines some of the most important Jisc activities in the area of research metrics and indicators and, in particular, the data infrastructure underpinning them. The data underpinning metrics can be divided into that relating to objects, which need identifiers, and that relating to activity. Identifiers Identifiers for the key entities in […]

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A standard for Research Data Metrics?

In this blog post, David Kernohan, gives an update on some work that we are developing on research use and potentially other associated metrics. He also took the opportunity to share some information about a NISO working group on the topic. Please do share your thoughts on this issue and what you think we need to take […]