Leeds Beckett University

Institution Profile: Leeds Beckett University
LocationUnited Kingdom
Type of InstitutionComprehensive University or equivalent
Academic DisciplinesDiscipline non-specified
Summary of Intervention(s)

• Based on DORA, the Leiden Manifesto, the Metric Tide Report, and the UK Forum for Responsible Research Metrics, Leeds Beckett University set out a statement for responsible uses of research metrics.
• The statement contained nine principles to inform judicious use of research metrics (including bibliometrics and altmetrics) in all forms of research assessment, including individual level hiring, promotion and retention assessments.
• Principles include quantitative indicators supporting rather than replacing peer review; accounting for differences across research disciplines, avoiding false precision, and ensuring use of high quality robust data sources.
• The University’s Research & Enterprise Services, Deans, and Directors of Research, or their nominated representatives, were tasked with ensuring the statement has been circulated widely and understood by staff. The University’s Research & Enterprise Services are responsible for carrying out audits of engagement with the Statement across the University.

Source Material
Action plan, Principles
LinkResponsible Metrics
Type of DecisionHiring, Promotion, Retention
Scope of PolicyInstitution-wide
Academic DisciplinesDiscipline non-specified

Share This

Copy Link to Clipboard