TU Dresden works with Thomson Reuters to evaluate its research

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Thomson Reuters is working with TU Dresden (one of the 11 German Universities of Excellence) to demonstrate the efficiency and global impact of the university’s scientific research. Thomson Reuters InCites, the company’s flagship, web-based research evaluation tool, will enable the institution to measure research output and impact, monitor trends, and benchmark its performance against peers at the individual, departmental and global levels.

InCites’ benchmarks and metrics will also help TU Dresden to make more informed investment decisions and reports, which in turn will help ensure it is allocating funding to people and projects that will yield the highest return on investment and increase its global research impact and ranking, says Thomson Reuters.

'This strategic alliance with Thomson Reuters will provide us with a comprehensive overview of how our research programs compare with those of our peers and, even more importantly, how they fare globally,' explained Professor Müller-Steinhagen, rector of TU Dresden. 'This will be critical for advancing our research strategies and finding opportunities for collaboration. Also, through my membership in the Thomson Reuters advisory board, I will be able to ensure that the German academic system is appropriately represented by the performance indicators used in the InCites analysis tools.'

InCites is a customised, web-based evaluation tool that enables universities, funding bodies and policy makers to analyse their research productivity and compare their output against that of their peers.