Cost: $290 (nonmember, $520)
There has been a recent emphasis on academic campuses and in other organizations on quantifying the impact of biomedical research output and activities. Analysis of publication data provides a number of metrics to assess productivity and impact of research at various levels: document, source, author, group, and institution. This course will provide an introductory-level overview of research impact and discussion of publication data metrics and object-level alternative metrics (altmetrics), including demonstration of resources and tools and discussion of benefits and limitations. The class will conclude with an extended discussion of moving beyond publication data for assessment purposes, including a discussion of social network analysis and presentation of a framework for assessing research impact. The role of librarians in providing evaluation services will also be discussed throughout the class.
Instructors: Kristi Holmes, Bioinformaticist, and Cathy Sarli, AHIP, Scholarly Communications Specialist, Becker Medical Library, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO