IATUL Special Interest Group for Metrics and Research Impact

The IATUL Special Interest Group for Library Services related to metrics and research impact (SIG MaRI) was established at the beginning of 2018. Its main purpose is to enable and encourage ongoing international collaboration and sharing of experience, knowledge and resources among IATUL members in relation to:

  • bibliometrics in the context of research services in academic libraries and
  • library services to help optimise research impact for individual researchers and institutions

IATUL Research Impact Things Program

The IATUL (International Association of University Libraries) Special Interest Group - Metrics and Research Impact (SIG-MaRI) launched  a self-paced professional development programme, IATUL Research Impact Things in Oct 2020. SIG-MaRI invites you to review, reuse, and share this with your colleagues, available openly under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license. 

In the last few years, we saw libraries across the world take on key roles in driving research initiatives, leading to the creation of research support positions and the role of liaison librarians also shifting. The IATUL SIG-MaRI recognised the lack of formal training and development programmes to upskill staff transitioning into research support roles and developed the tool to help fill this gap.