The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and ManagementPosted in Reports and White Papers, Scholarly Metrics on July 10th, 2015
The Higher Education Funding Council for England has released The Metric Tide: Report of the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management.
Here's an excerpt:
Our report starts by tracing the history of metrics in research management and assessment, in the UK and internationally. It looks at the applicability of metrics within different research cultures, compares the peer review system with metric-based alternatives, and considers what balance might be struck between the two. It charts the development of research management systems within institutions, and examines the effects of the growing use of quantitative indicators on different aspects of research culture, including performance management, equality, diversity, interdisciplinarity, and the 'gaming' of assessment systems. The review looks at how different funders are using quantitative indicators, and considers their potential role in research and innovation policy.