Sector-leading new Research Metrics service from the Library

The Library’s innovative new Research Metrics Reports service launched this week. The sector-leading new service provides Manchester staff with a greater understanding of their research outputs in a variety of contexts.

Based on data gathered from multiple sources, each report is tailored to a specific school, department or division and delivers diverse and detailed analyses of individual research areas. The reports will support staff with nuanced evaluation, such as assessing the citation performance of particular disciplines, as well as targeted competitor analysis and the identification of potential future collaborations and interdisciplinary research opportunities.

The reports will be published twice a year, and are accompanied by a series of how-to guides that explain how to interpret the report data responsibly.

While the new reports will likely reveal many previously unknown insights into the University’s research activity, they may also generate new questions. In this event, the Library’s Research Metrics team are on hand to provide bespoke research analysis.