We have written some Library advice regarding the responsible use of quantitative research indicators (the preferred term for metrics/bibliometrics). This outlines our approach to such indicators, representing current good practice and acting as a guide for future activities.
We believe that this is important because, whilst useful in certain circumstances, quantitative research indicators need to be understood to be used fairly and effectively.
Library Services provides support and guidance to The OU research community regarding quantitative research indicators. If you would like any more information on this subject, please see our website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org