We have recently launched a set of principles outlining our approach to research assessment and management including the use of quantitative metrics.
The University of Bath is committed to integrity and academic freedom in all stages of the research life cycle. It is important to us to have a transparent position as to how the University assesses research. The principles are designed to capture current good practice and are underpinned with the notion of “responsible metrics” as outlined in the Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management and the Leiden Manifesto.
The Principles were developed by a University level working group with representatives from the three Faculties, the School of Management and relevant Professional Services and were approved by Senate on February 1st 2017.
Jonathan Knight explained: “Peer review remains the foundation for the assessment of research quality, but metrics are increasing in their prominence in the external environment and we felt it important to publish the University’s principles for the use of these indicators.”
If you have any queries about the principles or how they apply to your activities please contact Katy McKen.
Members of University Working Group
Jonathan Knight, Chair
Lizzie Bird, Office of Policy & Planning
Stephen Emmitt, Architecture
Katie Evans, Research Analytics Librarian
Ivan Graham, Mathematical Sciences
Deborah Griffin, HR Manager ASC
Richard Guy, Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Katy McKen, Head of Research Information & Intelligence
Jane Millar, Social & Policy Sciences
Lorna Cuckow, International Relations Office
Stephen Pavelin, School of Management
Andrew Plummer, Mechanical Engineering
Ammon Salter, School of Management
Richard Watermeyer, Education
See our full set of principles outlining our approach to research assessment and management.