Strategy of Impact Conference 2018 - Data Sharing and Collaboration

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On Thursday, November 15th, 2018, research professionals from around the world will gather at Church House, Westminster to discuss the strategy of research impact with a focus on data sharing and collaboration. The event is open to all (Researchfish Members and Non-Members). 

In addition to thought-provoking high-level talks, research funders, charities and research organisations will present and  discuss how to collectively use this growing pool of data to further enhance the knowledge of research.

At the evening drinks reception there will be an opportunity to continue discussions with some of the most influential people from across the research environment.

Our goal is to connect organisations with a similar interest in measuring and reporting research impact and to raise the profile of this important topic to allow smart funding decisions to be made, focussing valuable resources on areas of research that have the greatest relevant impact - to the benefit of the whole of society.

09:00 - 09:30 Arrival and Coffee
09:30 - 09:45 Welcome and Introduction - Sean Newell, CEO, Researchfish
09:45 - 10:30 Impact: Past, Present and Future - Graeme Reid, Chair of Science & Research Policy, UCL. Bio.
10:30 - 11:15 Impact:  The  UK Research and Innovation View - Rebecca Endean, Strategy Director UK Research and Innovation. Bio.
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:15 International Data Sharing, Collaboration and Impact - Kathryn Graham, Executive Director, Performance Management and Evaluation, Alberta Innovates, Canada. Bio.
12:15 - 12:45 Panel Discussion - Next Steps for Global Impact - Sean Newell (Chair); Graeme Reid; Rebecca Endean and Kathryn Graham.
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Parallel Sessions
1. Tools & Methods - Sean Newell (Chair), CEO, Researchfish 
  • Researchfish Platform Update - Giles Mitton, CTO, Researchfish
  • Researchfish Strategic Update - Vera Hazelwood, Chief Strategy Officer, Researchfish
2. Impact Frameworks - Beverley Sherbon (Chair), Impact & Evaluation Adviser Researchfish 
  • Workshop - Meeting Information Needs: Mapping Information for Reporting and Impact Assessment - Beverley Sherbon; Sarah Thomas, Senior Research Manager, NIHR. Abstract.
3. Data, Interoperability and Customer Use Cases - Gavin Reddick (Chair), Chief Analyst, Researchfish 
  • Integration with Third Party Databases - Gavin Reddick; Ian McArdle, Head of Research Systems and Information, Imperial College, London
4. Best Practice and Collaboration - Suzanne Rix (Chair), Research Manager, AMRC 
  • Using and Sharing Data – Lessons from the AMRC - Suzanne Rix, Research Manager, Association of Medical Research Charities

  • Reporting of Policy-related Outputs in Researchfish by ESRC Grant-holders - Allan Williams, Senior Evaluation Analyst, Economic and Social Research Council. Abstract.

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 - 16:45 Parallel Sessions 1, 2 and 3 Continued
1. Tools & Methods - Vera Hazelwood (Chair), Chief Strategy Officer, Researchfish
  • Open Research Publishing Platforms to Support Open, Rapid and Holistic Reporting of
    Research Outputs - Rebecca Lawrence, Managing Director, F1000. Abstract.
  • Making Online Attention Visible with Altmetric - Jean Liu, Head of Product, Altmetric
  • Helping Researchers Share their Uniqueness - Josh Brown, Director of Partnerships, ORCID
2. Impact Frameworks - Beverley Sherbon (Chair), Impact & Evaluation Adviser, Researchfish 
  • Engaging Stakeholders to Design a Practical Impact Evaluation Framework: the Experience of Macmillan Cancer Support - Matthew Terry, Director, Cloud Chamber. Abstract.
  • DARE to be Different? Using Diversity as a Heuristic to Study Collaborative Research Interactions - Michael M. Hopkins, Director of Research, Science Policy Research Unit and Frédérique Bone, Research Fellow, Science Policy Research Unit. Abstract.
3. Data, Interoperability and Customer Use Cases - Gavin Reddick (Chair), Chief Analyst, Researchfish 
  • Where the Rubber Meets the Road: some Practical Thoughts about Analysing Evaluation Data, focusing on Collaborations and Publications - Nick Smith, Outputs, Outcomes and Impact Evaluation Manager, Research Strategy and Evaluation, Cancer Research UK. Abstract.
  • Assessing the Impact of Research: Lessons Learned from the ESPA programme - Valeria Izzi, University of Edinburgh. Abstract.
  • Data Research Impact: An Immersed View - Victoria Moody, UK Data Service Deputy Director and Director of Impact. Abstract.
16:45 - 17:00 Wrap-up and Conclusions – Sean Newell, CEO, Researchfish
17:00 - 19:00 Drinks Reception


Now closed. If you have a place and can no longer attend please email Michael Francis​ as we have a waiting list.


Please direct all questions to Michael Francis.

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