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Evaluating Research – Some Interesting Perspectives

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

A couple of short articles published recently in Research Professional  give an indicator on the  different ways that research impact is being measured.

Beyond the CV: letting academics tell their own stories  by Mike Thelwall describes a project that goes beyond a list of research publications to better evaluate research work and its impact.  The Acumen Portfolio is an EU funded project that allows researchers to compile details about their expertise, outputs and impacts above and beyond the h-index.

The second article, Old metrics or altmetrics? by Jonathan Adams, looks at the rise of alternatives to the traditional citation tools.

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If you are interested in finding out more about ‘altmetrics’, please see our Library guide on research and impact for more information.


Monday, February 11th, 2013

Image for CORE logoCORE (COnnecting REpositories) aims to facilitate free access to scholarly publications distributed across many systems.   CORE is the UK’s first open access full-text search engine to aid research and searches the full text of millions of scholarly articles held in 142 approved academic repositories. 

World Bank Repository Now Available

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The World Bank’s Open Knowledge Repository is now freely available at  The OKR contains research from thousands of works including: World Bank published books from 2009-2012, Policy Research Working Papers (PRWP) from 2009-2012, Economic and Sector Work (ESW) studies from 2009-2012 & Journal articles from 2007-2010 published in World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO).

DRAPIer: Digital Research And Projects in Ireland

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

DRAPIer is an interactive database of Irish digital humanities projects. You can find projects of interest by searching for keywords or browsing by the facets listed on the right hand side of each page.

DRAPIer is a project of the Royal Irish Academy.

TARA – Trinity’s Access to Research Archive

Monday, October 25th, 2010

TARA is Trinity College Dublin’s open access repository, which includes journal articles, reports and working papers, photographs, videos, theses and dissertations, entire journals, or other intellectual property in digital form.

RIAN – Ireland's National Portal for Open Access Research

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Rian is a searchable catalogue of full-text research material from DCU, NUIG, NUIM, TCD, UCC, UCD, UL.

Its aim is to harvest to one portal the contents of the Institutional Repositories of the seven university libraries, in order to make Irish research material more freely accessible, and to increase the research profiles of individual researchers and their institutions.