Posted by: bluesyemre | June 27, 2014

Impactstory (Uncover your full research impact) @Impactstory


  • Impactstory is an open-source, web-based tool that helps researchers explore and share the diverse impacts of all their research products—from traditional ones like journal articles, to emerging products like blog posts, datasets, and software. By helping researchers tell data-driven stories about their impacts, we’re helping to build a new scholarly reward system that values and encourages web-native scholarship. Impactstory delivers open metrics, with context, for diverse products:
  • Open metrics: Our data (to the extent allowed by providers’ terms of service), code, and governance are all open.
  • With context: To help researcher move from raw altmetrics data to impact profiles that tell data-driven stories, we sort metrics byengagement type and audience. We also normalize based on comparison sets: an evaluator may not know if 5 forks on GitHub is a lot of attention, but they can understand immediately if their project ranked in the 95th percentile of all GitHub repos created that year.
  • Diverse products: Datasets, software, slides, and other research products are presented as an integrated section of a comprehensive impact report, alongside articles—each genre a first-class citizen, each making its own kind of impact.

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