Collaboration Snowball Metrics Agreement v1
This standard information agreement specifies the information elements needed to calculate and communicate the volume and proportion of nationally and internationally co-authored scholarly outputs.
Collaboration calculates the number and percentage of outputs that have national or international co-authorship:
- An output has national co-authorship if it has an affiliation that does not belong to the parent institution but is within the parent institution’s country.
- An output has international co-authorship if it has an affiliation that does not belong to the parent institution and is outside the parent institution’s country.
- An output is classified as either national or international. An output that has both national and international co-authorships will be classified as international, to avoid double counting.
- Countries are defined as in the ISO classification.
The original input reference to this standard information agreement is the Snowball Metrics Recipe Book, page 85.
See input reference.
The following specifies the expected contents of a data report compliant with this standard information agreement.
The following table outlines the agreed information elements need to produce a standard report on Collaboration at the institution. For each record of a collaboration the following elements are included.
|Output/Type||http://dictionary.casrai.org/Output_Types||List (Output Types)||Must|
|Output/Date||The date when a specific output was published.||Date||Must|
|Co-Author||An additional author on a scholarly output.|
|Co-Author/Org ID Type||The nominal ID type of the co-author's organisation.||List (Org ID Types)||Should|
|Co-Author/Org ID||The unique identifier of the co-author.||Should|
|Co-Author/Org Name||The full name of the co-author's organisation.||Must|
|Co-Author/Country||The country of the co-author.||Must|
|Institution||An organization with a primary role of performing research.|
|Institution/ID Type||The nominal type of unique ID used for a research-performing organization.||List (Org ID Types)||Should|
|Institution/Other ID Type||A keyword for a type of organization identifier not covered in a standard classification.||Text||Should|
|Institution/ID||The unique identifier of a research-performing organization.||Text||Should|
|Institution/Name||The full name of a research-performing organization.||Text||Must|
|Institution/Country||The country of a research-performing organization.||List (Countries)||Must|
|Institution/FTE Count||Number of Full Time Equivalents at the Institution in the referenced financial year.||Number||Must|
The following agreed vocabularies (or Lists) are used in the above information elements.
|Org ID Types|
A formal CASRAI XSD schema for this standard information agreement is available here.