The culture of research metrics in UK research organisations survey

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The Forum for Responsible Research Metrics are surveying research organisations to understand how they are implementing policies on the use of responsible research metrics.

We would like to understand the extent to which research organisations are implementing the principles/frameworks outlined in the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA, the Leiden Manifesto ( and The Metric Tide (

Responses to this survey will be used in order to develop advice to the sector on practical ways to implement the culture of responsible research metrics using the principles/frameworks outlined above. It will also inform any recommendations the Forum makes to UKRI. Based on the responses received the Forum will consider whether to develop an agreement with similar ambitions to DORA, utilising The Metric Tide report, which aligns with the UK research base. Responses to the survey will be analysed by an observer to the Forum and the outcomes will be reported on at aggregate level ensuring anonymity for research organisations.

Universities UK are hosting this survey on behalf of the Forum. The deadline for responses is Monday 11 December 2017. We seek only one response per research organisation. Please contact Claire Fraser for any questions regarding this survey.

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