Join us for a conversation with Heather Piwowar from ImpactStory: http://impactstory.org/
You’re more than your h-index: How quantification is ruining science, and how it’ll save it
Research output is constantly measured: how many papers we write, where they’re published, how many citations we get. Focus on these simplistic metrics is ruining science. Funders and institutions know this and want a bigger picture of research impact. Come hear how ImpactStory, a nonprofit funded by the NSF and the Sloan Foundation, can empower you to uncover and share the full story of your research impact.
Date: February 6th
Coffee and refreshments served: 8:30-9am
Opening remarks with Dean of Libraries and University Librarian John Wilkin and Lecture: 9-10:30am
Location: Alice Campbell Alumni Center
About Heather: Heather Piwowar is a postdoctoral research associate with DataONE and the Dryad digital repository at NESCent. Heather studies how scientists share and reuse research data; she hopes such evidence will inform policy for more efficient and effective use of data resources. She has measured the citation benefit of publicly archiving research data, variation in journal data sharing policies, patterns in public deposition of datasets, and is currently investigating patterns of data reuse and the impact of journal data sharing policies. Heather co-leads total-impact, an online tool for tracking the broad impact of diverse scholarly products. Heather has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from MIT in electrical engineering, 10 years of experience as a software engineer, and a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh. She has an active research blog (http://researchremix.wordpress.com) and twitter account (@researchremix).
To read up on altmetrics, you may have seen this article in the Chronicle over the summer: http://chronicle.com/article/Rise-of-Altmetrics-Revives/139557
Sponsored by the Scholarly Commons, University Library with special thanks to the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.