Working with stakeholders across the University to develop new analytical approaches to achieve portfolio objectives and build the University’s analytical capacity.
A new dashboard has been created in order to evaluate Monash University's research performance across a wide range of quantity and quality measures. This dashboard presents a range of publication and citation measures, benchmarked to other institutions. It allows users to compare institutions as a whole, as well as drilling down to performance on the field of research (FoR Codes) over a long period of time. The dashboard also contains information on Monash University's collaboration with other institutions based on the co-authorship patterns. Some of the indicators included are:
- Number of Publications: Number of Publications recorded on Web of Science.
- Category Normalized Citation Impact: Citation impact (citations per paper) normalized for subject, year and document type.
- Times Cited: Number of times the set of publications has been cited.
- % Publications Cited: Percentage of publications that have been cited one or more times.
- % Publications in Top 1%: Percentage of publications in the top 1% based on citations by research field and year.
- % Publications in Top 10%: Percentage of publications in the top 10% based on citations by research field and year.
- H-Index: H-index of the set of publications.
- % International Collaborations: Percentage of publications that have international co-authors.
- International Collaborations: Publications that contain one or more international co-authors.
- Field-Weighted Citation Impact (FWCI): The ratio of citations received relative to the expected world average for the subject field, publication type and publication year.
- CitedScore: CiteScore calculates the average number of citations received in a calendar year by all items published in that journal in the preceding three years.
- Source-Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): SNIP is a ratio between the “Raw Impact per Paper”, a type of Citations per Publication calculation, actually received by the journal, compared to the 'Citation Potential', or expected Citations per Publication, of that journal’s field.
- SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): SJR weights the value of a citation depending on the field, quality and reputation of the journal that the citation comes from, so that 'all citations are not equal'. SJR also takes differences in the behaviour of academics in different disciplines into account, and can be used to compare journals in different fields.
- Publications in Top Journal Percentiles: It indicates the extent to which an entity’s publications are present in the most-cited journals in the data universe: how many publications are in the top 1%, 5%, 10% or 25% of the most-cited journals indexed by Scopus?
InSight publishes an annual report internally on the financial performance of the Australian universities and the relative performance of Monash University. The report monitors the trends in revenue and expenditure and calculates and reports on a range of indicators that help ensure Monash has a strong performance in productivity and efficiency.
The effort allocation performance dashboard, established and maintained by InSight, provides a detailed view of how professional staff allocate their time across a range of activities and how Monash is changing in response to a wide range of internal and external factors such as changes in our student profile and composition and our constant rise in major international rankings. The dashboard has three sub-reports that provide insights on resources allocation in central portfolios and faculties.
InSight has undertaken a set of analyses focusing on calculating measures of productivity and efficiency across both research and teaching among the top universities from Australia, Canada, the US, and the UK. It analyses the relationship between some of the key outcomes of research and teaching, and a range of input measures, such as total expenditure, research expenditure, and the number of staff.
InSight has developed an advanced tool that enables the University to explore research collaboration patterns among the top 200 universities in the world across more than 20 different fields of research.