Live your values. Transform the academy.


HuMetricsHSS is an initiative that creates and supports values-enacted frameworks for understanding and evaluating all aspects of the scholarly life well-lived and for promoting the nurturing of these values in scholarly practice. Comprised of individuals working in academic and nonprofit academic–adjacent sectors, the HuMetricsHSS team is committed to establishing humane indicators of excellence in academia, focused particularly on the humanities and social sciences (HSS).

You can find more about what we do under Our Work and an example framework and explanation of our values process in Values. History gives an overview of our initiative from its birth at the TriangleSCI workshop in 2016 through to the present. If you are interested in running your own values framework workshop, see our Workshop Kit.

The HuMetricsHSS Initiative is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Our @SloanFoundation funded Meaningful Data Counts project has its first official output: a poster on research data & the reward system that we'll present next week at #OASPA2020
Poster is available for download at: #MeaningfulDataCounts #MakeDataCount

@laurakoohoo and I had a great chat with the fabulous @HuMetricsHSS folks today, @terrainsvagues @rrkennison Penny Weber & @Simosacchi Lots of synergies between their value-led work and the @INORMS_REWG SCOPE process. The start, I hope, of a beautiful friendship!

Really excited that this piece of work is out! We've been keen to understand the value of #openaccess for books for a long time and this study with @SN_OAbooks was a fabulous opportunity to do that at scale!

What did we find? More usage, and more usage in more countries+

Springer Nature@SpringerNature

New white paper by Springer Nature and COARD analyses the geographical diversity and usage of open access books. Read the press release to find out how OA helps increase and diversify readership.

Academic travel culture is not only bad for the planet, it is also bad for the diversity and equity of research. | Impact of Social Sciences (⁦by @racemochridhe⁩)

ICYMI: "#Ethics in #Technology Practice"--a compendium of free materials from the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, featuring a practical ethical toolkit (w/a sample workflow integration), ethical lenses, case studies, & more:

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