According to the needs of the assessments, two methods can be used and even combined to produce appropriate indicators on scientific publications, patents or research funding:
Through the systematic standardization and categorization of all Canadian addresses in its databases, OST is able to produce accurate indicators for Canadian institutions, institutional sectors (academic, government or business) and provinces.
The compilation of researchers’ publications, patents or funding files is essential when assessments require measures at sub-institutional levels (faculties, departments, research units, etc.) or when they concern groups of researchers sharing common characteristics (participation to specific funding programs, type of training, age group, etc.)
This content has been updated on May 25th, 2017 at 15 h 34 min.