What are altmetrics? Altmetrics are metrics and qualitative data that are complementary to traditional, citation-based metrics. They can include (but are not limited to) discussions on research blogs, mainstream media coverage, bookmarks on reference managers like Mendeley, peer reviews on Faculty of 1000, citations on Wikipedia and in public policy documents, and mentions on social networks such as Twitter. Altmetrics can showcase the attention and influence of research.
Workshop on the Uses of Altmetrics
Wednesday, November 20
1:00 – 2:00
Dental Sciences Building, Room DSB 2016
The session will include a brief intro to altmetric data – what they are, what they are not – and will then focus on potential uses of Altmetric:
- how altmetrics can be used to strengthen grant applications
- using altmetrics for discovery of new research
- using altmetrics for research engagement
- using altmetrics for benchmarking
If planning to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, November 18.
The session is open to all.
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