Academic Analytics

What is Academic Analytics? 

Academic Analytics (AcA) is an online, subscription-based database that the University of Denver utilizes for information and metrics on scholarly activity. AcA contains different modules with their own unique functionalities. 

Department heads, chairs, and deans have the opportunity to gain access into the Research Insight module to help locate funding opportunities and potential honorific awards. They will also utilize the Analysis on Demand module to run honorific award reports. 

It is important to highlight that while AcA is a comprehensive database, it should never be the sole basis for decision-making at the University of Denver. 


Access Requirements

The following requirements must be completed prior to receiving permissions to view the AcA database: 

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    Email us at to request access.

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    Log into, then search for the "Confidentiality Obligations" form and complete it online. 

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    Attend training to understand AcA’s functionality, limitations, and how to use the database.

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DU's Academic Analytics Portal

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General Methodology and Overview

Users are also welcome to view the following videos below presented by Academic Analytics. These provide a basic explanation of what their system is and how it works.

Please note: these videos are not a substitute for the required training via Zoom to gain access into their system. 

Academic Analytics Data Collection Information

Location of Data Sources

Conference Proceedings: DOI Sources, eg. CrossRef Publishers

Journal Articles: DOI Sources, eg. CrossRef Publishers

Citations: DOI TO DOI count of references

Books & Book Chapters: Baker & Taylor The British Library

Honorific Awards: Awarding Agencies

Federal Grants: Federal Funding Agencies

Clinical Trials:, a source of USPTO patents

Patents: NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine & CMS Open Payments Database

Timeframe of Data Sources

  • Articles: 2004 – present
  • Citations: 2004 – present
  • Conference Proceedings: 2004 – present
  • Books: 2003 – present
  • Grants: 2006 – present
  • Awards: varies by award
  • Patents: 1976 – present
  • Clinical Trials: 1995 – present
  • Book Chapters: 2003 – present