Thank you to all who attended the 2018 conference, helping to make it one of the best yet.

Transforming the research portfolio for greater impact: methodologies, metrics, and meaning

Building on the success of the 2017 Conference, the 2018 Transforming Research Conference offered the research community a unique opportunity to look at how data and evidence are transforming research policy and strategy. In turn bringing together senior members from diverse stakeholder communities to debate possible futures of methodologies, metrics, and meaning of research evaluation.

So to all who attended the 2018 Conference, thank you for being a vital part in its success and in enabling valuable discussions to occur throughout.

Transforming Research 2019 


The George Washington University (GWU), Washington DC, USA

Program Chair

Mike Taylor - Digital Science

2018 review 

2018 Key Note 

Cornelia Dean,  Brown University

Neil Sarkar, Associate Professor of Medical Science; Associate Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice; and Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, Brown University

2018 Speakers

Anne Bowser, Science and Technology Innovation Program, Wilson Center

Barb Brownlee, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation

David Eichmann, School of Library and Information Science, University of Iowa

Helen Marshall, The Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy, Anglia Ruskin University

Jill Pipher, Brown University

Catherine Roberts, American Mathematical Society

2018 Organizing Committee

John Armstrong, Discovery Engine, Brown University

Maryrose Franko, Health Research Alliance

Kristi Holmes, Northwestern University

Christopher Moore, Discovery Engine, Brown University

Anne Seymour, Johns Hopkins University

Anne Stone, TBI Communications

Mike Taylor, Digital Science

Barbara Kern, University of Chicago

Bart Ragon, University of Virginia


Here’s what some of last year’s attendees had to say:

" excellent learning and networking opportunity."

"..the organisers did a great job in pulling together an interesting group of people and facilitating discussion."

"..the Q&A portion of each session was excellent."

"..made me reconsider some of the foundational ideas behind metrics."

"…good balance between technical and philosophical.."

"..this was an incredibly good value for not-your-average conference."

" ..thought-provoking content, excellent speaker choices, diversity in audience."

Benefits of attending

  • two days of deep discussions into the practices, policies, and methods that will enable research to understand its own impact and potential for success
  • bringing together leaders from a wide variety of disciplines, with contributions from a diverse, international audience
  • speakers and panellists will explore The Structure of Research; Research, Policy and Strategy; Metrics, Evaluation and Behaviour; and Careers, Review and Promotion