Many indicators are used to benchmark research activities. These indicators should be used to inform and backup any discussion and analysis about research performance and achievement. These indicators should not be used as a substitute for expert judgment. For more information in the context of JCU, see the JCU Research Performance Model.
The types of metrics presented in this LibGuide are:
Information used in this Library Guide is adapted from the following sources:
For more information about the JCU context, go to the JCU Research Performance Model (login with your JCU username and password).
This Library Guide presents indicators that are defined by the Snowball Metrics approach. Snowball metrics are a set of metrics designed to standardise the reporting and benchmarking of research. The aim is to eventually inform all areas of research activity. Agreement on methodologies, which can be consistently applied to research management information, creates consistency and facilitates benchmarking between peer institutions. This helps to establish a reliable foundation for institutional strategic decision making, to complement existing approaches.
This Snowball Metrics snowflake symbol is used wherever a Snowball Metrics category is used in this Library Guide.
More information about Snowball Metrics is available on the Snowball Metrics website.
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