Faculty Perceptions on Research Impact Metrics, Researcher Profile Systems, Fairness of Research Evaluation, and Time Allocations

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This survey research study was conducted by the Faculty Senate Research Assessment Committee at Virginia in the spring of 2019 to determine how faculty at Virginia Tech use researcher profiles and research impact metrics as well as the reasons behind why they use them and how they use them; the survey also assessed how faculty perceive research assessment at the department, college, and university levels, and asked their views on the potential integration of their research into a new incentive-based budget model at the university. The results of this study also help to inform institutional policy reform at Virginia Tech. The results of this study and its implications for practice for researchers, librarians, and scientometricians, was presented at the 6:AM (the sixth) Altmetrics Conference in Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom.