A report that one or more authors have been commissioned to produce, based on research.
It is not (yet) possible to assess commissioned reports using authorised lists. Evidence for their value and relevance for research communication must therefore be presented in the narrative.
Some commissioned reports qualify as hybrid because their readership includes not only peers but also a societal group.
This indicator can be operationalised using various criteria to demonstrate – with arguments – the importance of the products. The criteria are:
- innovative nature
- complexity and scope of subject matter discussed
- status of commissioning body
- role of research unit and/or researchers in producing the report
Reasoned indicator, as part of narrative.