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Clinical Research: Impact & Metrics

This guide is designed to be a resource for those conducting clinical research at UF. It includes tabs for resources, training, IRB, Safety and Ethics, NIH, Standards and Templates, and Professional Associations.


Why should I care about research metrics?

Research metrics can give you an indication of whether your research is reaching people and having an impact. This type of information can be particularly useful when compiling tenure and promotion packets, biosketches for grant applications, etc.

Article-level metrics let you know whether a particular article is being seen and/or cited.

E.g., citation count, relative citation ratio (RCR)

Researcher-level metrics inform you about the impact of your body of work.

E.g., h-index

Journal-level metrics can be used when choosing a journal in which to publish to maximize the exposure of future articles.

E.g., journal impact factor


Articles about research metrics

Relative Citation Ratio (RCR): A New Metric That Uses Citation Rates to Measure Influence at the Article Level





Responsible Use of Metrics

Articles and resources

Bibliometrics: The Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics

- Ten principles to guide research evaluation

The Metric Tide

- Twenty recommendations to guide UK research

Five arguments to persuade HE leaders to evaluate research responsibly

- International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) Research Evaluation Working Group

20 Minutes to Impact Workshop Series

In these 20-30 minute workshops Dr. Selfe gives a brief presentation about a research impact metric or tool and provides step-by-step instructions which attendees can actively follow to accomplish a related task by the end of the workshop. Workshops in this ongoing series are scheduled for the first Friday of each month. UF affiliated individuals can register for upcoming workshops at 

Slide decks from recent workshops are shared below..


Research Impact Stimulus Emails (RISE)

In 2019, the UF Health Science Center Libraries launched a six-week series of emails designed to help researchers improve their impact. Each week, those who signed up to receive the emails received an email that provided one tip regarding managing research impact, along with step-by-step instructions to perform a simple, related task. Pdfs of the emails are shared below.

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