AARC is an independent research unit within Academic Analytics, LLC. We are scholars who seek to produce original, open, and timely research in collaboration with colleagues from across the globe. As stewards of the Academic Analytics commercial dataset, AARC also shares data with researchers working independently to advance responsible and equitable research policy, higher education management, and scientometric studies.
to learn how to apply for use of our data in your research. Learn more about AARC and our team of scholars and academic advisors on the page.
AARC is excited to support scholars investigating questions related to higher education, research administration, and scientometrics. Available data elements are described, including rosters of faculty members and their journal articles, books, chapters, conference proceedings, patents, clinical trials, grants, and honorific awards. Access to our data comes at no cost and is available to researchers in any geographic location. We ask that all scholars using our data publish in open access journals and make their data available openly (with due precautions to anonymize individual’s names, and in keeping with your institution’s IRB protocols). If you have a project of broad interest to the research community that you believe would benefit from access to the Academic Analytics dataset, please to apply for access to our data. Our staff and team of senior academic advisors will consider your application and, if approved, advise on the next steps to procure access.
Following our release of data on the rhythm of scholarly publication across disciplines (), AARC has compiled and visualised discipline-level data for use by higher education scholars and administrators. See our data views to learn about demographics (age distribution, professorial rank, and gender) in more than 130 disciplines, including information about publication rates and venues, grant funding, and honorific awards.
AARC research in 2021: what we’ve learned so far
The Impact of International Scientists, Engineers, and Students on U.S. Research Outputs and Global Competitiveness