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Agenda

Bibliometrics & Research Assessment Symposium 2020

All times are Eastern Daylight Time

Individual session recordings are available via the links below.

Wednesday, October 7

Session Time (EDT) Description
Posters 11:00 - 12:00 pm Virtual poster session in Slack
  12:00 pm Welcome
Keith Cogdill: National Institutes of Health
Keynote 12:05 - 1:00 pm

The five habits of highly effective bibliometric practitioners
Elizabeth Gadd: University of Loughborough

  1:00 - 1:15 pm Break
Panel 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Roles for librarians in research impact services
Chris Belter: National Institutes of Health
Karen Gutzman: Northwestern University
Tyler Nix: University of Michigan
Amy Suiter: Washington University at St. Louis

  2:15 - 2:30 pm Break
Panel 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Alternative metrics

Beyond scholarly citations - assessing impact on policy and practice with the grey literature
Euan Adie: Overton.io

Quantifying and contextualizing the impact of bioRxiv preprints through automated social media audience segmentation
Jedidiah Carlson and Kelley Harris: University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Open access in the news: Measuring media coverage of research
Teresa Schultz: University of Nevada, Reno

  3:30 - 3:45 pm Break
Training 3:45 - 4:45 pm How do you measure up? Understanding bibliometrics better to ensure responsible results
Tom Zamojcin: Clarivate
  4:45 - 5:00 pm Break
Training 5:00 - 6:00 pm

VosViewer: Create stunning bibliometric networks with a user-friendly interface
Karen Gutzman: Northwestern University

 

Thursday, October 8

Session Time (EDT) Description
Posters 11:00 - 12:00 pm Virtual poster session in Slack
Keynote 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Gender disparities in science
Cassidy Sugimoto: Indiana University Bloomington

  1:00 - 1:15 pm Break
Panel 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Bibliometric services 1

Responding to a campus initiative: Developing research impact services at the University of Houston Libraries
Wenli Gao and Andrea Malone: University of Houston

Leveling up the research impact team
Thane Chambers and Janice Kung: University of Alberta

Bibliometrics in the library beyond research evaluation
Sarah Davis: NOAA Central Library
Jan Thomas: LAC Group on assignment at NOAA

  2:15 - 2:30 pm Break
Panel 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Analytical methods

Methods and metrics for evaluating EERE publications 2015-2019
Jennifer Jacobi, Joyce Losick-Yang, and Joe Lucas: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US Department of Energy

A data science approach to understanding data science: Machine learning methods to explore a biomedical data science portfolio of projects
Christopher A. Wolcott, Holly N. Wolcott, Nan Ma, and Duane Williams: Digital Science and Research Solutions Inc.
Steve Tsang, Noffisat Oki, Ishwar Chandramouliswaran, and Jane Lockmuller: NIH, NIAID

Approaches to studying gender in research
Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski and Bamini Jayabalasingham: Elsevier

  3:30 - 3:45 pm Break
Training 3:45 - 4:45 pm Dimensions from Digital Science - A training session
Jennifer Botchway, Monika Dunbar, and Duane Williams: Digital Science
  4:45 - 5:00 pm Break
Panel 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Funder perspectives

Publications output: U.S. trends, international comparisons, and linking to U.S. doctorate recipients
Karen E. White and Wan-Ying Chang: National Science Foundation
Cassidy R. Sugimoto: Indiana University Bloomington

Bibliometrics to inform strategic decisions to address the global challenge of living within the Earth’s carrying capacity
Ariadne Legendre and Carmelle Goldberg: Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Melissa Day: Clarivate

Tracking data sharing for research assessment with learnings from the NIH Figshare instance
Ana Van Gulick and Mark Hahnel: Figshare and Digital Science
Duane Williams: Digital Science

 

Friday, October 9

Session Time (EDT) Description
Posters 11:00 - 12:00 pm Virtual poster session in Slack
Keynote 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Financializing metrics? The strange role of the journal impact factor
Mario Biagioli: University of California, Los Angeles

  1:00 - 1:15 pm Break
Panel 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Bibliometric services 2

Starting a research impact education initiative: Considerations and case studies
Judith Smith, Sara Samuel, and Tyler Nix: University of Michigan

Research metrics literacy:  Emerging role for the academic librarian
Thane Chambers: University of Alberta
Heather Cunningham: University of Toronto 
Marisa Ruccolo: Clarivate
Andrea Szwajcer: University of Manitoba

Author profiles, unique identifiers, and bibliometrics: lessons learned from library projects at a government research institution
Eleanor Weston, Sharon Kabel, Alyse Owoc, Stacey Mantooth, and Erin Knight: NIH, NIEHS and Vista Technology Services Inc.

  2:15 - 2:30 pm Break
Panel 2:30 - 3:30 pm

Citation meaning

Citations and impact: Evidence from ground-truth measures of influence from thousands of authors
Misha Teplitskiy: University of Michigan and Harvard University
Eamon Duede: University of Chicago
Michael Menietti: Harvard University
Karim R. Lakhani: Harvard University and University of Chicago

Citations: More than just a number
Josh Nicholson: scite, Inc.

The problems of post-retraction citation - and mitigation strategies that work
Jodi Schneider: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  3:30 - 3:45 pm Break
Training 3:45 - 4:45 pm Scopus as a curated bibliometric data source for research studies and evaluation exercises
Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Christopher James, Kristy James, Eric Livingston, and Andrew Plume: Elsevier
  4:45 - 5:00 pm Break
Training 5:00 - 6:00 pm

Evaluation of evaluation
Ya-Ling Lu: National Institutes of Health

 

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