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Spring 2014

 ImpactStory

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.

Watch the archived presentation - many thanks to CITES for recording this event. 


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Join us for a conversation with Heather Piwowar from ImpactStory: http://impactstory.org/ 

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 Ballroom

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 

Learn more: http://www.library.illinois.edu/learn/research/altmetrics.html 

Sponsored by the Scholarly Commons, University Library with special thanks to the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.



Fall 2013

Opportunities and Challenges for Open Data and Code: Facilitating Reproducibility

Watch the archived presentation - many thanks to CITES for recording this event. 


Victoria Stodden

Join us for a conversation with Victoria Stodden to discuss Open Access, Open Date, and Open Code

October 24, 2013
Refreshments at 9:30
Talk and Conversation from 10-11:30
Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom

Known for her research and policy work on open data and reproducible science, Victoria Stodden is an assistant professor of Statistics at Columbia University and with the Columbia University Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering. After pursuing degrees at Stanford in Statistics and Law, her research has focused on the problem of enabling reproducibility in computational science. Victoria has developed the acclaimed “Reproducible Research Standard,” a suite of open licensing recommendations for the dissemination of computational result and is the co-founder of RunMyCode, an “open platform for disseminating the code and data associated with published results, and enabling independent and public cloud-based verification of methods and findings.” She serves on the National Academies of Science Committee on “Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process” and on the National Science Foundation’s Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure (ACCI).

Learn more about Open Access Week events! http://go.illinois.edu/openaccessweek

Sponsored by the Scholarly Commons of the University Library and made possible through a generous gift from the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.