Researcher profiles and metrics that matter

Presented by

Chris Belter, NIH Library; Ellen Cole, Northumbria University; Andrea Michalek, Plum Analytics

About this talk

Today’s researchers are obliged to include a variety of metrics in their applications for grant funding, and promotion and tenure files. They also develop online profiles to enhance their reputation and attract collaborators. Whether welcome or worrisome, researcher profiles and metrics have become commonplace. So how can librarians help? It begins with a conversation. Discover how to put researchers at ease with the notion of metrics, and what metrics can and cannot convey. Find out more about how to select the best metrics for different disciplines and at different stages of the research career. And learn how institutional initiatives, such as instituting the ORCID researcher iD and providing early education, can provide them with lifelong benefits. By helping to clarify and codify certain processes, you will ensure your researchers are their own best advocates. TOPICS - Clearing up misconceptions about bibliometric indicators - Metrics as a means to counterbalance other biases - Telling researchers’ stories through metrics - Metrics for different disciplines and career stages - Promoting ORCID at various points in the researchers’ career - Touchpoints for researcher training

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