Tompkins-McCaw Library at Virginia Commonwealth University – BEYOND CITATION COUNTS: PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR MEASURING RESEARCH IMPACT WEBINAR – Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm
On Wednesday, October 29th, the Tompkins-McCaw Library at Virginia Commonwealth University is hosting a webinar. Information about the webinar is below.
BEYOND CITATION COUNTS: PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR MEASURING RESEARCH IMPACT WEBINAR
October 29th 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Tompkins – McCaw Library – DE Room, 2010
In the highly competitive world of biomedical research, investigators and institutions must be able to demonstrate the significance and importance of their research to academia, the public, and the clinical community. Librarians can play a vital role in partnering with individuals, groups, and institutions to determine how to track the impact of research. This webinar will help librarians understand how to find and interpret a variety of traditional and new metrics for assessing research impact, including h-index, percentile ranking, and altmetrics. The webinar will also provide a brief introduction to tools that can be used to create visualizations to help illustrate research metrics in visually striking and easy-to-understand formats. Registration is encouraged; walk ins are welcome.
After viewing this webinar, attendees will be able to:
- Understand the strengths and limitations of several different types of research metrics and explain to researchers and other stakeholders the significance of these numbers
- Assist researchers, labs, departments, and other stakeholders in assessing and tracking the impact of their research using a combination of traditional and novel measures
- Identify tools for visually demonstrating research impact, determining gaps in research in a department or institution, and identifying potential research collaborators