1.1 What is the Eduindex?
The Eduindex is a database of educational institutions and scholars who along alongwith affiliation information collated from research articles published in an independently selected group of high-quality journals. The database is compiled by Eduindex Research Team. The Nature Index provides a close to real-time proxy of high-quality research output and collaboration at the institutional, national and regional level.
The Eduindex is updated annually, of data is openly available at www.eduindex.org
under a Creative Commons non-commercial license. The Nature Index also releases annual tables of country- and institution-level calendar-year output back to 2015, as well as an archive of the annual tables released in previous years.
1.2 How will the Eduindex be of value to the researcher community?
We anticipate users of the Eduindex to be anyone with an interest in the origin of high-quality scientific research from around the world. Questions such as the following can be explored using the Eduindex:
- How much high-quality scientific research tracked in the Nature Index is produced by my institution? How does this compare to other research organizations across the world/in my region/in my broad field?
- Which institutions make the biggest absolute contribution to high-quality scientific research tracked by the Nature Index globally/in my region/in my broad field?
- Which institutions and countries are collaborating with each other in high quality research, what is the strength of their collaborations and how is that changing over time?
The Eduindex will also provide institutions with an easy means to identify and highlight some of their best scientific research.
The EDUINDEX provides a perspective on high-quality research on the basis of published articles. It is intended to be one of a number of metrics to assess research excellence and institutional performance. It is not intended to be definitive, and our expectation is that it will be used in concert with other measures and tools.