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

October 12-13 2017, Johns Hopkins University
Pre-Clinical Teaching Building, Mountcastle Auditorium
725 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore 21205

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.

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Attendees at the event will have the opportunity to be part of an extended conversation about the future of the research portfolio, including new methodologies and metrics to enhance scholarly impact. Registration is now open.

The Transforming Research Program will include discussions on:

  • Defining research impact: what can we measure and why do we measure it?
  • Making metrics work better for decision-makers,
  • Stories about developing  and assessing broader impacts
  • Creating a research portfolio that better represents your work and its impact.

The event will reach a diverse group of higher education faculty and research administration and support professionals, including:

  • Funding Agencies
  • Research Officers
  • Librarians
  • Publishers
  • Administrators

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