National Research Foundation, South Africa, Selects InCites from Thomson Reuters to Advance Its Strategic Vision
Philadelphia, PA, London, UK, June 24, 2011 – Thomson Reuters today announced the National Research Foundation (NRF), an independent government agency supporting research in South Africa, has selected InCites™ to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark its research output versus peers worldwide.
InCites, a citation-based research evaluation tool on the Web, enables academic and government administrators to gain a greater understanding of their institution’s research activity and output, and make more informed strategic decisions based on customized data sets. Backed by citation data from Web of Science™, InCites captures essential metrics such as total papers, citation impact and collaboration indicators, combining them with powerful tools and reporting mechanisms.
Keith MacGregor, executive vice president at Thomson Reuters, said: “With more than 30 years of file history, InCites is one of the most comprehensive solutions to aid in scholarly performance measurement and decision-making available today. In addition to the valuable data captured within InCites, the NRF South Africa has gained access to a host of analysis tools that it can rely on to help fulfill its strategic priorities.”
The NRF will use InCites to monitor research impact, pinpoint influential researchers and emerging trends, set measurable goals and plan its research strategy. The NRF will also use the Global Comparisons module of InCites to enhance its global benchmarking and comparison capabilities.
Albert van Jaarsveld, president and CEO of the National Research Foundation, said: “The National Research Foundation of South Africa is delighted to be a subscriber to InCites. The national datasets provide an opportunity to analyze and visualize South African research output, standing and impact. Being able to monitor the research trends in South Africa will assist the NRF in its efforts to strategically support and promote research in South Africa.”
InCites is part of the research analytics suite of solutions provided by Thomson Reuters that supports strategic decision making and the evaluation and management of research. This suite of solutions includes consulting services, custom studies and reports, Web-based platforms and enterprise systems.
For more information on InCites, please visit http://researchanalytics.thomsonreuters.com/incites/.
About the National Research Foundation
As an independent government agency, the NRF promotes and supports research in all fields of knowledge. It also conducts research and provides access to National Research Facilities. The NRF provides services to the research community, especially at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), with a view to promoting high-level human capital development. The NRF is also involved in diverse science awareness activities that promote a broader public understanding of science. The NRF aims to uphold excellence in all its investments in knowledge, people and infrastructure. For more information, go to www.nrf.ac.za
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