Thomson Reuters Corporation : Thomson Reuters Launches Metrics Mania to Crown
Metrics Mania will determine which American university within the esteemed
college basketball championships will wear the research crown
PHILADELPHIA, March 19, 2013 - The Intellectual Property & Science business of
Thomson Reuters,the world's leading source of intelligent information for
businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of Metrics Mania, the
first competition of its kind to measure the research impact of American
universities participating in the college basketball championships.
Today millions of basketball fans across the U.S. will peruse their brackets
to witness the opening of one of the sport world's most anticipated events:
the collegiate basketball championships. While the 64 chosen schools are the
cream-of-the-crop on the basketball court, many of these institutions are also
high scorers when it comes to their research programs. Thomson Reuters will
put these esteemed programs to the test in its Metrics Mania.
Metrics Mania winners will be determined weekly from March 19 through April 8
from reports pulled from Thomson Reuters InCites^TM, a robust, web-based
evaluation tool that analyzes a university's research productivity and
performance based on citation data derived from Thomson Reuters Web of
Knowledge^SM. The brackets in Metrics Mania will align competing institutions
in six rounds to see how research programs compare with those of their peers.
Each week fans can view how their favorite schools/teams perform against new
metrics measuring the influence of their research efforts.
"We are very excited to host the first-ever Metrics Mania," says Gordon
Macomber, managing director of Scientific and Scholarly Research at Thomson
Reuters. "Not only will this be a fun program for the scholarly research
community, but it will also give Thomson Reuters an opportunity to highlight
the great research programs within the schools competing in our brackets. As
an industry leader in evaluating the performance and impact of an
institution's research program, InCites will offer a unique perspective of
each school's efforts."
Metrics Mania fans can follow the game with the latest updates on the
ScienceWatch Twitter Feed and Web of Knowledge Facebook. View the official
Metrics Maniabracket. The competition will begin Tuesday, March 19, and end
with the naming of the champion on April 8.
InCites is the Thomson Reuters Research Analytics platform that offers
comparative benchmarks to support research management and evaluation. InCites
provides normalized metrics for repeatable analysis of outcomes,
cross-regional impacts, discipline comparisons and standardized, accurate
reviews for promotion and tenure processes, and can serve as a support
solution in ongoing quality assurance activities. Learn more about InCites.
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