Developing a policy for metrics at UCL
UCL has been developing a set of principles on the responsible use of bibliometrics and other ways to measure research. This builds on UCL’s signing of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment in 2015; responsible evaluation practices in the 2017 UCL Academic Careers Framework; and UCL’s commitment to Open Science.
This Town Hall meeting and panel discussion aims to get feedback on the proposed principles, which we are planning to develop into a formal policy in the coming year, and to discuss the issues surrounding the use of quantitative research metrics.
The meeting will be followed by a public survey on the use of metrics and the proposed principles, to gather additional feedback from those unable to attend.
Registration for the event (via Eventbrite)
– Introduction – Professor David Price, Vice-Provost (Research)
– Responsible metrics in practice – Dr. Elizabeth Gadd, Loughborough University
– Overview of the new principles – Dr. Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Libraries)
– Panel discussion and public questions