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


Definitions of the impact of research in today’s data-intensive, globally-connected world are evolving. When considering the future direction of research programs, organizations must evaluate which metrics are true indicators of success and their relative merit. At the same time, researchers and organizations have shared concerns around ethical practices for research evaluation. Vast sets of publication and patent data can now be joined with data on societal and scholarly engagement with research findings. As open science emerges, research programs’ contribution to open data sets may also be valued.

Organizing Committee

William Gunn – Director of Scholarly Communications, Elsevier

Kristi Holmes – ‎Director, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Director of Evaluation at ‎Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute

Stacy Konkiel – Director of Research and Education, Altmetric

Ehsan Mohammedi – Post-Doctoral Researcher, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Anne Seymour – Director, William H Welch Medical Library, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Informatics, Johns Hopkins University

Anne T Stone – TBI Communications

Michael Taylor – Mike is Head of Metrics Development at Digital Science