The Metric Tide steering group has set up this website as a forum for ongoing discussion of the issues raised by our review. We want to celebrate and encourage responsible uses of metrics and indicators but also name and shame bad practices when they occur.
We encourage researchers, administrators, managers, publishers and other interested stakeholders, to send us examples of good or bad design and application of metrics and quantitative indicators across the research system.
Adapting the approach taken by the Literary Review’s “Bad Sex in Fiction” award, every year we will award a Bad Metric prize to the most egregious example of an inappropriate use of quantitative indicators in research management.
The first Bad Metric award will be made in April 2016. Nominations are open now. Please send us examples using the form here (anonymously if you prefer).