**Free** Training Courses in June - InCites to measure Research Performance, including in REF 2014.

Date of news item: 09 May 2012

Mimas, in conjunction with Thomson Reuters, are offering a further series of free training sessions for library and research staff who have an interest in InCites. InCites is a customised tool that enables users to analyse institutional productivity and benchmark output against peers worldwide, more information at:
InCites is an additional subscription to the JISC Collections Web of Science/Knowledge agreement, more information about additional products at:
If you wish, you can check if your Institution presently has a subscription to InCites at:

Attendees are welcome whether or not their institution presently subscribe.

The course will include a demonstration of InCites followed by hands on. This 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.

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

Course materials and format.
This course will combine a mixture of demonstrations and structured hands-on practical sessions; in addition there will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions and provide feedback.

Course schedule:

  • Tue 19 June PM - King's College London. 1.00 - 4.00pm.
  • Fri 22 June PM - The University of Manchester. 1.00 - 4.00pm.
  • Mon 25 June PM - University of Glasgow. 1.00 - 4.00pm.
  • Tue 26 June PM - University of Bristol. 1.00 - 4.00pm.
  • Note: a further course in Manchester added following this news item date.
    Fri 29 June PM - The University of Manchester. 1.00 - 4.00pm.

Places can be booked online directly using the WoK booking page at:
https://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/Venue.

If your institution would be interested in hosting one of the InCites training sessions or one of the WoK Update courses being scheduled for November, please contact Mimas Web of Knowledge support at: wok@mimas.ac.uk