LIBER Webinar - Innovating The Ways Metrics Are Applied, Responsible Metrics & Measuring Openness
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Amsterdam)
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How can we measure the state of openness of research? Why are responsible research indicators important? What role do institutional managers play in adopting them?

Among others, these questions will be discussed in this webinar hosted by Charlotte Wien, Head of LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Working Group.

Our speakers will be Isabella Peters (ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics) and Sarah Slowe (University of Kent). 

After a brief introduction of the work of LIBER’s Innovative Metrics Working Group by Charlotte Wien, Isabella Peters will talk about various approaches that both quantitatively and qualitatively measure the state of openness of research. Her presentation will also discuss reasons that may motivate open science assessment frameworks and whether they tackle the concept “openness” appropriately.

Our second speaker, Sarah Slowe, will look at responsible metrics and why management matters. This presentation will cover why responsible research indicators are important and the role that institutional managers have in their adoption. She will outline the various approaches being adopted by institutions, including DORA, the Leiden Manifesto and the Metric Tide, and then discuss key information that institutional managers need to consider in using research metrics to inform institutional policy.  

Speaker Biography

Dr Charlotte Wien is Professor of Scholarly Communication at the University Library of Southern Denmark. She is currently working on a number of projects related the international rankings of universities, to bibliometrics, to research registration, to the responsible conduct of research and to open science.

Isabella Peters is Professor of Web Science at ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and the Chair of the Web Science research group at Kiel University, Germany. Her research focuses on user-generated content and its potential in knowledge representation and information retrieval, as well as on scholarly communication on the social web, e.g. altmetrics.

Sarah Slowe is the Head of the Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) at the University of Kent. She has pioneered the responsible metrics culture at the University of Kent, with a focus on equipping researchers to be able to use appropriate metrics about their work, and the work of others.
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