Research Profiles Conference 2013

Building on the success of the VIVO community day last year, we are pleased to announce a Research Profiles Conference 2013 the University of Melbourne.

Details below:

Research Profiles Conference 2013
University of Melbourne
February 18th 2013
Venue: Melbourne University
Sponsored by Symplectic


Theme: Taking a strategic approach to publicly profiling research; maximizing Australia and New Zealand’s opportunity to communicate and collaborate on research in an international arena.

Unlike many regions of the world, Australian and New Zealand universities have long had the capability to comprehensively report on their research, both at an aggregate and individual researcher level. Whilst much of this capability has been driven by government reporting, many of our universities have leveraged their mastery of their research information to create both public and internal research portals, dramatically increasing the number of people that are able to access information about a University’s activities. This one day conference will explore how Australasian Universities as a whole can leverage this capability to gain advantage on an international stage.

Topics covered will include:

  • The international state of play in research profiling
  • An assessment of the technologies and standards that assist in the syndication of research information, with a particular emphasis on VIVO as an enabling platform
  • Local experiences of implementing research profiling systems
  • A road map for open research data and the university
  • The future of research reporting and assessment in an era of open data

Who should attend?

Creating and implementing a University wide research profiling strategy requires collaboration across university boundaries. The 2013 research profiles program aims to stimulate discussion around a vision that should appeal to Research Managers and Decision Makers, Research Technologists, those in media and public relations, and the library .

Tentative Agenda:

9.15 Introduction:

9.30 Daniel Hook: CEO Symplectic (Summary of international standards, and developments in research profiling )

10.00  Michael Gallagher Executive Director  Go8 : the Australian Knowledge Gateway

10.30 Paul Jensen Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research: The ASTRA project: STAR Metrics in Australia

11.00 – 11.30 break

11.30 Jack Rejtman General Manager The Conversation : The evolving role of the public researcher

12 VIVO invited Guest Alex Viggio: An overview of VIVO

12.30 VIVO at the University of Melbourne: The elevation of Research Information as a strategic public asset: Simon Porter

1-2 break for lunch

2 VIVO at Griffith

2.30 UWA VIVO and research data: Toby Burrows

3.00: Proposed Panel: open research data and the University – What should be the road map?

3.30 – 345 break

3.45 – 530 Implementing VIVO and the VIVO Development Agenda. Jim Blake, Alex Viggio, Simon Porter and others

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