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Institution Profile: University of the Highlands and Islands

LocationUnited Kingdom
Type of InstitutionComprehensive University or equivalent
Academic DisciplinesDiscipline non-specified

• In 2019, the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) produced a statement on the responsible uses of research metrics, based on the Leiden Manifesto, DORA, the Metric Tide Report, the 2018 follow-up UK Progress Towards the Use of Metrics Responsibly, Plan S and other Universities’ policies.
• The principles are intended to guide the use of bibliometrics and Altmetrics in various forms of assessment, including recruiting individuals.
• The statement explicitly states Journal Impact Factors and H-Index should never be used in the assessment of individuals’ research activities.
• One of the guiding principles gives an outline of how to construct assessment reports that include research metrics, that are aligned to principles of the Metric Tide and Leiden Manifesto.
• The guidance is to be reviewed on a biannual basis by a cross-section of representatives from across the University.
• The University will also provide professional training for staff on the development and use of research metrics.

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University Policy on the Responsible use of Research Metrics

This statement on the responsible uses of research metrics by the University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) outlines its policy on evaluating research (including in recruitment) using quantitative data.
University of the Highlands and Islands
United Kingdom (Comprehensive University or equivalent)
Responsible Metrics
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