Science/Scholarly websites are collections of interrelated web pages presenting data, for example text, images or videos, based on research and created by one or more researchers, and regarded as being very important for communication between researchers. Such websites may also provide supplementary material for articles or books.



It is not (yet) possible to assess digital infrastructures and databases using authorised lists. Evidence for their value and relevance for research communication must therefore be presented in the narrative.

Some digital infrastructures and databases qualify as hybrid because their users include 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
  • reach/applicability
  • role of research unit and/or researchers in creating the website



Reasoned indicator, as part of narrative.