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NHMRC Grant Applications: A comparison of "track record" scores allocated by grant assessors with bibliometric analysis of publications

Nicol, Marcus B; Henadeera, Deepthi Kumara; Butler, Linda

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Objectives: To investigate the correlation between the publication "track record" score of applicants for National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grants and bibliometric measures of the same publication output; and to compare the publication outputs of recipients of NHMRC program grants with those of recipients under other NHMRC grant schemes. Design: For a 15% random sample of 2000 and 2001 project grant applications, applicants' publication track record scores (assigned...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorNicol, Marcus B
dc.contributor.authorHenadeera, Deepthi Kumara
dc.contributor.authorButler, Linda
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:14:40Z
dc.identifier.issn0025-729X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/17532
dc.description.abstractObjectives: To investigate the correlation between the publication "track record" score of applicants for National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project grants and bibliometric measures of the same publication output; and to compare the publication outputs of recipients of NHMRC program grants with those of recipients under other NHMRC grant schemes. Design: For a 15% random sample of 2000 and 2001 project grant applications, applicants' publication track record scores (assigned by grant assessors) were compared with bibliometric data relating to publications issued in the previous 6 years. Bibliometric measures included total publications, total citations, and citations per publication. The program grants scheme underwent a major revision in 2001 to better support broadly based collaborative research programs. For all successful 2001 and 2002 program grant applications, a citation analysis was undertaken, and the results were compared with citation data on NHMRC grant recipients from other funding schemes. Main outcome measure: Correlation between publication track record scores and bibliometric indicators. Results: The correlation between mean project-grant track record scores and all bibliometric indicators was poor and below statistically significant levels. Recipients of program grants had a strong citation record compared with recipients under other NHMRC funding schemes. Conclusion: The poor correlation between track record scores and bibliometric measures for project grant applications suggests that factors other than publication history may influence the assignment of track record scores.
dc.publisherAustralasian Medical Association
dc.sourceMedical Journal of Australia
dc.source.urihttp://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/187_06_170907/nic10044_fm.html
dc.subjectKeywords: article; bibliometrics; citation analysis; controlled study; correlation coefficient; funding; health care organization; health program; information processing; publication; random sample; recipient; scoring system; Australia; comparative study; financial
dc.titleNHMRC Grant Applications: A comparison of "track record" scores allocated by grant assessors with bibliometric analysis of publications
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume187
dc.date.issued2007
local.identifier.absfor160511 - Research, Science and Technology Policy
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9703036xPUB1
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNicol, Marcus B, National Stroke Research Institute Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
local.contributor.affiliationHenadeera, Deepthi Kumara, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationButler, Linda, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue6
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage348
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage352
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T07:32:57Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-35348880807
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