Websites for professional visitors


Professional 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 meant for specific societal groups active in fields of work related to the research field. Such websites may also provide supplementary material for articles or books. 



Examples include products for education, professional practice, occupational and industrial associations, policy sectors, professional media, amateur researchers, and so on.


Websites often qualify as hybrid when they are meant not only for peers but also for professional and general visitors. If this is demonstrably the case, then these results are included under the output indicators in Cell 1, Research products for peers. They can be reported a second time here in the narrative, where there is an opportunity to explain the interaction and/or interweaving of scientific/scholarly and societal impact and relevance so typical of the humanities. 



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 producing the output 



Reasoned indicator, as part of narrative.