The John Templeton Foundation
The John Templeton Foundation, who award more then $100 million a year in research funding, discuss their use of the Altmetric data.
Altmetric data can provide a unique record of how funded research has been received and disseminated amongst different audiences around the world, and where it is having an influence on public policy.
Our intuitive platforms can be used to track the outputs of specific grants or projects, and to identify emerging fields and scholars.
“This data can help us gain insight into ways which we could improve our research and public engagement programs”
— National Geographic
Altmetric begins collating attention for a piece of scholarly content as soon as it’s published online, meaning you can gather immediate insight into how the work you’ve funded is being received and shared amongst a wider audience.
To date Altmetric have tracked mentions of over 4 million research outputs, collating shares and references from public policy documents, blogs and mainstream media amongst many other sources. Our tools can help you see where other work in a specific field is gaining traction, providing insights that can be used to improve future engagement channels and activity.
The Altmetric details pages display all of the original mentions and references for each scholarly output – meaning you can determine if and how it’s been picked up by the audiences you wanted it to reach. Use this information as a starting point to determine how your work has had a real-world impact, or to evaluate against other criteria.
“At of the core of our mission is both a desire to fund high quality research and to generate greater public engagement with the research we support. While analyzing metrics such as citations can be helpful to assess impact, these methods provide an incomplete picture.”
— John Templeton Foundation
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