Authors: Clifford Tatum
New tools for measuring the impact of research (altmetrics) bring much needed attention to changing scholarly communication practices. However, alternative forms of output are still widely excluded from the evaluation of individual researchers. The ACUMEN project addresses this problem in two ways. First, by creating a researcher portfolio framework that facilitates promotion of a broad range of scholarly output. And second, by shifting the orientation of evaluations from a top-down relationship, to a dialog between the researcher and evaluation committee. The ACUMEN Portfolio facilitates negotiation of included content and the means by which researchers prepare an evidence-based argument.