Autism Speaks Selects PlumX To Track Research Impact

Autism Speaks is set to use PlumXTM to track the research impact of the research they fund.

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.


We are thrilled that this organization, which has spent over $200 million to fund autism research since they were founded, is using PlumX to track and evaluate this research.

Autism Speaks will use PlumX to track the metrics about the research outputs that their funding has helped create. Specifically, using PlumX, Autism Speaks will gather and analyze metrics at many levels and views. These include:

  • Grant ID
  • Researcher
  • Institution
  • Research Topic
  • Grant Type
  • Geography

By doing this, they will have powerful and actionable information about the research they fund. For the first time Autism Speaks will be able to tell the stories of impact behind what they are doing and have a better idea about the ROI of their funding. Furthermore, by opening this data, donors will see the impact of the funds they’ve donated, researchers can get credit for what they’ve done, and mentees will gain visibility.

We are really excited about working with Autism Speaks to implement their research grants with new metrics that can benefit the whole research community by enhancing the way we look at research impact and scholarly communication.

To read the press release go here.