I’ve been involved in a very interesting Project with some of the universities of the SIGMA AIE universities consortium where I work. It’s not new, and maybe it seems that it’s not a big project, but the relevance of the results that it shows, are clear.
It’s about the researchers Bibliometric information. As we know, this is a very important and relevant information for the Researchers and their scientific activity. It’s a key information, for example, to obtain funding and for their accreditation and evaluation as a researcher or scholar.
This information is extracted automatically and stored in the CRIS (Current Research Information System of the institution), so nobody must enter it. This information is sometimes validated by the library staff.
Here are two exemples:
You can access the ‘Scientific Production Portal’ of the Universitat de Vic-Central de Catalunya, UVIC-UCC or the ‘Scientific output’ of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, UPF publically, and select a Researcher of the institution. Here, we can see their main bibliometric indicators such as: Index H of WOS, Scopus and Google scholar and cites of google scholar besides the Researcher photo.
Then, we can enter one of the publications and see the main bibliometric indicators related to the publication such as: cites in Scopus, Wos, Google scholar, Scimago, altmetrics and so on…
Another example, this time from the UPF:
This information, in addition to giving public information about the Researcher, is very valuable information for the institution that can manage information about its positioning and can analyze its scientific production thru these standard indicators. The possibilities are great.
I really enjoyed being in this project, and it’s only the beginning…