Thomson Reuters Collaborates with Technische Universität (TU) Dresden to Quantify Global Research Impact

    The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced a commitment between TU Dresden (one of the 11 German Universities of Excellence) and Thomson Reuters to demonstrate the efficiency and global impact of the university’s scientific research. The trusted indicators of Thomson Reuters InCitesTM, 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.

    The strategic relationship between Thomson Reuters and TU Dresden supports the university’s plans to develop new research strategies, retain talent, pinpoint emerging trends and identify new opportunities for collaboration through InCites indicators. InCites’ objective benchmarks and metrics will also enable 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.

    “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,” said 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 customized, web-based evaluation tool that enables universities, funding bodies and policy makers to analyze their research productivity and compare their output against that of their peers. The solution provides normalized metrics for repeatable analysis of outcomes, cross-regional impacts, discipline comparisons and standardized, accurate reviews for promotion and tenure processes. InCites can also serve as a support solution in ongoing quality assurance activities.

    “TU Dresden, like many institutions worldwide, recognizes the growing need to measure performance by demonstrating and promoting the impact of its research,” said Gordon Macomber, managing director of Thomson Reuters Scholarly and Scientific Research. “We are pleased to work with this esteemed organization to ensure it remains on top of the latest global research trends while improving the global impact and performance of its research efforts.”

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