University of Bath

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

• In 2017, The University of Bath’s Senate approved Principles of Research Assessment and Management, a statement which set out a Code of Practice to be followed throughout the University.
• Developed by a specially commissioned ‘Task and Finish Group’, the statement included a number of principles relating to responsible uses of quantitative metrics, based on the Leiden Manifesto and the Metric Tide Report.
• The seven principles state that research assessment and management at the University of Bath is:
• Centered on expert judgement; set in the broader environment; based on reliable data; tailored – meaning one size does not fit all; transparent; and reportable to the Pro-Vice Chancellor for research, should practices fall below standards articulated in the principles.
• The next step for the University is a plan to review practices for the assessments of individual academic staff and researchers.

Source Material
2017 Principles
LinkResponsible Metrics
Scope of PolicyInstitution-wide
Academic DisciplinesDiscipline non-specified
2017 Action plan, Principles
LinkResponsible Metrics
Scope of PolicyInstitution-wide
Academic DisciplinesDiscipline non-specified

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