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A new resource for identifying and assessing the impacts of research

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, June 2015
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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Title
A new resource for identifying and assessing the impacts of research
Published in
BMC Medicine, June 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12916-015-0364-x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Saba Hinrichs, Jonathan Grant

Abstract

The impact case studies submitted by UK Higher Education Institutions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014 provide a rich resource of text describing impact beyond academia and across all disciplines. Using text mining techniques and qualitative assessment, the 6,679 non-redacted case studies submitted were analysed and the impact described was found to be multidisciplinary, multi-impactful, and multinational. By digging deeper into the data, the health gains from health research in terms of Quality Adjusted Life Years was also estimated. Similar analyses are possible using these case studies, but will require the data to be 're-purposed' from the original intention (i.e., for assessment purposes) for robust analysis.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 2%
South Africa 1 2%
Unknown 48 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 20%
Other 8 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 16%
Librarian 6 12%
Student > Master 4 8%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 8 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 12 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Computer Science 3 6%
Other 11 22%
Unknown 10 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 July 2015.
All research outputs
#828,508
of 12,718,534 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#701
of 2,042 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19,910
of 232,270 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#1
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