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​Professor Theng Yin Leng receives a research grant award from National Research Foundation (NRF)

Published on: 16-Jan-2015

​Professor Theng Yin Leng (Principal Investigator) and her project team comprising Co-Principal Investigators Ast/Prof Wen Yonggang, A/Prof Sun Aixin, Ast/Prof Xiao Xiaokui, Ast/Prof Joanna Sin, Prof Richard Ling, Ast/Prof Winson Peng, Prof Michael Khor and Prof Edie Rasmussen, and Collaborators from the NTU Library (Ms Samantha Ang and Mr. Chia Yew Boon), have been awarded S$919,846 for a research grant under the inaugural National Research Foundation (NRF) under the Science of Research, Innovation and Enterprise (SRIE) programme. Their research project is titled “Altmetrics: Rethinking and Exploring New Ways of Measuring Research Outputs.”


The NRF-SRIE Grant funds research and capability-building activities that supports evidence-based policy-making in research, innovation and enterprise (RIE). The research outcomes will shape the design and implementation of Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) activities so as to maximise the social and economic value from RIE investments.


Traditional metrics for scholarly and scientific publishing such as citation counts and impact factors have been criticised for being too shallow and too narrow. This project aims to investigate new approaches offered by Interactive Digital Technology and Social Media to rethink and explore ways to measure research outputs by comparing traditional metrics and new metrics (altmetrics) to measure research outputs by developing a framework and prototype for cross-metric validation of different disciplines including hard sciences research and non-hard sciences research, research innovation and commercialisation.

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