Repurposing data from NIH's iCite to dynamically provide bibliometric-based decision support
Leaders at academic medical institutions regularly need bibliometric analyses to inform their decisions, but are often forced to settle for crude metrics such as journal impact factor or raw citation counts for individual articles. To meet this need, we will use publications authored by a given person, harvest relevant statistics from NIH's iCite service, and dynamically generate a sophisticated report for that person. The report will include a bibliometric summary of a person's scholarly output, listing that individual's most influential publications, computing h-index and h5-index, and benchmarking that output relative to institutional peers. This report will be made available to authorized users through a web interface or a simple database query. Information from this report will support a variety of needs such as promotion and tenure committee and annual faculty assessments; underlying data can be used for ad hoc reporting. All tools will be made available in an open-source repository.