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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

Bibliometrics: The Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics

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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