The European Expert Group on Altmetrics has published a report about the role of new generation metrics, including altmetrics, for European open science. The report outlines how to advance novel metrics in the context of Open Science and delivers an advice corresponding to the following policy lines of the Open Science Agenda: Fostering Open Science, Removing barriers to Open Science, Developing research infrastructures and Embed Open Science in society. The group was chaired by James Wilsdon, professor of research policy at the University of Sheffield. From CWTS, Paul Wouters contributed to the group.
The report was presented and discussed at the Open Science Policy Platform on 20 March 2017 in Berlin. The report is available here.