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Wednesday, November 4 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
How to Use Altmetric Data for Impact Assessment: An Interactive Workshop

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Registration Cost: $110

Institutions and researchers are facing increasing pressures from management, funders, and governmental reviews to demonstrate impact and engagement beyond academia. While demonstrating this impact continues to be challenging, the growth of online scholarly communication combined with advancing technologies offer us the ability to understand the reach and impact of research in ways that were never before possible.

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore how Altmetric tools can be used to analyse data such as mainstream media mentions, cites in policy documents, blogs, and social media in order to garner a much richer picture of the eventual outcomes and impact of research.  The session will be focused on the data, data sources, and strategies for investigating complex impact questions.

The session will cover the following topics and activities:

  • Explanation of Altmetric data, how it is collected and how it should & should not be interpreted

  • Activity to demonstrate the ways in which researchers, librarians, and research administrators can use the Altmetric application in their work activities.

  • Demonstration of how attendees can perform detailed and extensive analyses by making use of data exports or the Altmetric API.

  • Review different ways to integrate altmetrics into your institution’s existing platforms.

Note: Individuals will be asked to bring their own laptops and to set up a trial account of the Altmetric platform in advance.


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Sara Rouhi

Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Altmetric and Dimensions, Digital Science
Sara Rouhi is Director of Engagement & Advocacy for Dimensions with responsibility for education and outreach in the US and Canada for both Digital Science’s new Dimensions platform and Digital Science’s alternative metrics company, Altmetric. She... Read More →
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Colleen Willis

Senior Librarian, Impact Services & Business Development, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Colleen Willis is a Senior Librarian, at the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. She is the project lead for the Library Impact Services, marketing and business development. She also teaches professional workshops for staff.

Wednesday November 4, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm EST