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ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Gleueler Straße 60
50931 Cologne (Köln)

Bonn Site

Nutritional, Environmental and Agricultural Sciences

ZB MED – Information Centre for Life Sciences
Friedrich-Hirzebruch-Allee 4
53115 Bonn




An infrastructure and research centre for data and information in the life sciences.

Life sciences research needs a solid infrastructure.

ZB MED carries out the applied research required to achieve this.


Quality measures for the evaluation of medical research (subproject: text and patent analyses)

The QuaMedFo research group was seeking to develop metrics for evaluating medical research and impact factors. Divided into seven work packages, the project was designed to analyse various data sources with regard to their suitability as metrics and their practical usability in different evaluation contexts. The overall goal was to determine the potential and robustness of altmetrics for measuring relevance and performance in the medical arena.

The project offered both theoretical and practical benefits for the ongoing debate on the evaluation of scientific performance in different evaluation contexts.  In addition, the project findings help improve research information systems and performance-based funding allocation as well as potentially opening up avenues for the further development of the RCD standard beyond the field of medicine. The project team also aimed to highlight options for the further development of dissemination strategies.

ZB MED’s role in the project

Performing text mining and patent analyses


1 January 2019 - 30 June 2022

Funding bodies

Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), part of the programme of funding for quantitative scientific research


  • German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)
  • University of Göttingen, University Medical Center Gottingen (UMG)
  • ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics