Introduction to Altmetric Explorer
Duration 0.2 days
Team UoN Libraries

Course description

This course will provide an introduction to the Altmetric Explorer for Institutions web platform. 

Altmetric Explorer can be used to track the ‘attention’ of outputs published by University of Nottingham researchers. The web platform monitors the global attention of our research from non-traditional sources such as public policy documents, mainstream and social media mentions and patent citations. Using this real-time data information alongside traditional citation metrics enables researchers to see the impact and reach of their research. In addition to tracking the attention UoN outputs, the full Altmetric database can be searched to track the research of other institutions.

Target audience

This course is available to any University of Nottingham staff and will be especially useful for staff working on research impact, including in preparation for REF29.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to access the Altmetric Explorer web platform and manage your account
  • Learn how to search for different types of attention, such as mentions in policy documents, media and patents.
  • Learn how to discover research impact stories for use on applications, CVs and impact case studies
  • Learn how to filter results by individual, department, research group or ORCID ID. 




Special Requirements


The following list shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course.

  • Access MS Teams
  • Attend the course at the specified date and time
  • Use MS Teams chat box function
  • Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
  • Follow presentation slides during the course

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Please note that this session will be recorded.

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