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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Just in case your December was filled with things to do other than read articles, a reminder that we on team @HuMetricsHSS published an (open-access) article and we'd love to hear your take:

What if the meaning of “excellent” scholarship was “recast in terms of how effectively an explicit set of shared and agreed-upon values are instantiated in the work(s) produced”? We advocate for just such an approach in this @HSScomms essay. @HuMetricsHSS

Our #OpenScience Librarian @simosacchi with his @HuMetricsHSS partners published an article in @nature about the transformative power of values-enacted scholarship to resist and abolish toxic incentives in academia.

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