Training: Introduction to InCites

Mimas, in conjunction with Thomson Reuters, are offering a free training session for library and research staff at The University of Manchester who have an interest in InCites (subscribed to by the University). InCites is a customised tool that enables users to analyse institutional productivity and benchmark output against peers worldwide, more information at: http://researchanalytics.thomsonreuters.com/incites/

The course will begin with a demonstration of InCites followed by hands on. The demonstration will begin with an overview of InCites and its components. During the demonstration the various reports available in InCites will be discussed, along with how the benchmark data accompanies the underlying standard bibliometric data. The hands on section will enable participants to run reports and interpret results following structured exercises.

This course is aimed at library and research staff who have an interest in Research Evaluation using bibliometrics and benchmark data.

Course agenda.

Demonstration:

  1. InCites and its components
  2. The underlying data-Web of Science
  3. Understanding standard metrics and bench mark data- a description of the normalised metrics and the importance of using citation metrics
  4. Module 1. Research Performance Profiles- overview of the RPP standard reports
    • Executive summary
    • Source Articles Listing
    • Summary metrics
    • Author Ranking
    • Collaborating Institutions
    • Field Rankings
    • Funding Reports
    • Custom Reports
    • Citing Articles Information (institution, field, country, journal, author)
    • Saving, exporting and sharing reports
  5. Module 2. Global Comparisons
    • National and institutional data
    • Overall comparison of impact and productivity of an institution compared with 3 peer universities (1981-2009)
    • Overall comparison of impact and productivity of an institution compared with 3 peer universities in a subject area (1981-2009)
    • Trended comparison of impact and productivity of an institution compared with 3 peer universities in a subject area (1981-2009 in 5 year groupings)
    • Impact and productivity of a single university in a variety of fields (cumulative or trend)
    • Overall comparison of UK impact and productivity compared to 3 other peer countries
    • Trended comparison of UK impact and productivity compared to 3 other peer countries in a variety of fields

Hands on with structured exercises

Course Materials.
PPT(1.98MB) – An Introduction to Incites presentation.
Word Document (41 KB) – Exercises to support training available for download.

When and where.

Monday 18th April 2011, 1:00pm - 4.00pm.

Held at: Teaching Suite, Main Library, The John Rylands University Library, The University of Manchester.

Map (main library on map): http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/locationsandopeninghours/_files/fileuploadmax10mb,133325,en.pdf

Places can be booked online directly using the WoK booking page at: http://wok.mimas.ac.uk/feedback/booking.html or alternatively email the helpdesk at: wok@mimas.ac.uk. Please remember to include the following details:

  • Full name.
  • Institution.
  • Email address.
  • Telephone number.
  • Course date and Venue.

If you require any further information or assistance please contact Mimas Web of Knowledge support at: wok@mimas.ac.uk