Thomson Reuters forms Research Analytics Customer Advisory Board

    The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of its Research Analytics Customer Advisory Board, an esteemed group of university and funding leaders working with the Scientific & Scholarly Research business unit to provide counsel and direction on the evolution of the company’s research analytics solution.

    “We realize that our research analytic solutions are used by our global customers to evaluate their performance, people and peers. These are mission critical evaluations that rely on the gold standard metrics and analytics stemming from the Web of Science®,” said Gordon Macomber, managing director, Thomson Reuters Scientific & Scholarly Research. “Through our newly formed Research Analytics Customer Advisory Boards we are honored to be working with esteemed leaders from the world’s elite research institutions and funding bodies to help co-create the next generation of InCites®, the leading platform for research analytics.”

    There are three advisory board branches, representing the main geographic regions the business serves: Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and the Americas. Each board addresses its local needs and trends, ensuring an end solution that is comprehensive and global.

    By drawing citation data from Thomson Reuters Web of Science, the world’s most authoritative discovery and research platform with academic citation databases, Thomson Reuters InCites delivers objective benchmarks, metrics and indicators to support the comparison of people, peers and regions.

    Members of the Research Analytics Customer Advisory Board aim to guide and inform the evolution of the next generation of InCites, making it “a single destination for research evaluation and management,” said Mr. Macomber.

    Thomson Reuters InCites enables scholarly profiling, research benchmarking and expert consulting and interpretation. Offerings within the InCites solution will include Journal Citation Reports, Essential Science Indicators and Research In View. The Customer Advisory Board will work to ensure that InCites is of value to provosts and the “academic c-suite,” as well as research analysts, through insightful visualizations that can be drilled into for access to the underlying Web of Science data.

    Thomson Reuters Research Analytics information is available online.