RCSI: adopting altmetrics to build strategies to maximise the dissemination of research
2020-06-25T12:36:36Z (GMT) by
RCSI is an Irish University of Medicine and Health sciences. It
hosts about 3,000 undergraduate students and runs a small
Postgrad school (made up mostly of PhDs), all of whom
focus on areas of medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy.
The university produces a lot of high impact research, and
indeed this has become an increasing focus over the last 5
years. As a research intensive organization, the university has
made efforts to invest in recruitment at all levels to support
this, and ensured that research time is protected.
With a goal to be in the Top 200 of the Times Higher
Education global rankings, the university has made big
progress in recent years - and was recently ranked number
one in the world for research that focuses on Health and
Wellbeing, the 3rd UN Sustainable Development Goal. This
is partly reflected in the close ties and collaboration that the
university has with the local and more international health
services, working alongside frontline staff in different regions.
We spoke with Head of Operations, Catherine Sullivan, from
the university’s Institutional Research and Planning team, where they have been amongst the first to use Altmetric.