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Research Metrics

What is collaboration?

The importance of metrics about collaboration are only just begining to be realised.  There are a number of metrics that contribute to this category, including:

  • Collaboaration and Impact
  • Academic-Corporate Collaboaration and Impact


Snowball metricsA word on Snowball Metrics

Snowball metrics are a defined set of metrics, that aim to inform all areas of research activity.  Agreeing 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. 

As you work through this guide you will see the Snowball metric icon, indicating that the particular metric is based on 

More information on Snowball Metrics can be found here.

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