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Research Metrics

Information and resources to demonstrate impact using research metrics

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The SDGs were agreed by all countries at the United Nations in September 2015 and came into effect in January 2016. The 17 goals, 169 targets and 232 indicators are part of a broad agenda that provides a set of clear measurable targets to improve sustainability performance globally. These goals were developed based on the pillars of: protecting our natural resources and climate for future generations; ensuring dignity, equality and prosperity; fostering peace and inclusive societies; and promoting partnerships.

Find and analyse RMIT research addressing the SDGs using SciVal

Find research addressing the Sustainable Development Goals

Research addressing each sustainable development goal can be viewed in SciVal using the Research Areas menu. The publications addressing each goal can be analysed to view a range of data including the most active countries, institutions, researchers and top publications.

Follow the steps below to view publications that address SDG goals:

  • Click on the Overview module
  • Select the Research Areas menus on the left of screen
  • Select + Add Research Areas and type in SDG and select the goal you would like to analyse in the Overview module

Find RMIT research addressing the Sustainable Development Goals

Publications addressing a SDG can be refined to reflect those from a particular country, institution or researcher aligned with the goal.

Below are the steps to view publications from RMIT University that address SDG goals:

  • First, follow outlined above to view all research publications addressing a SDG in the Research Areas menu of SciVal
  • In the summary section of the Overview module, select the link to view all publications worldwide addressing the goal
  • In the pop-up screen listing all publications, use the options on the left to refine the results
    • Under 'Country' select Australia
    • Under 'Institution', select RMIT
  • Select 'Save as Publication Set' link at the top of the publication list

This will save all publications from RMIT that address the SDG into the Publication Sets menu on the left of screen. This publication set can now be selected and analysed in the Overview and Benchmarking modules