Information, Interaction, and Influence – Digital Science demos

Digital Science is a UK company that is sponsoring this workshop, and they’re starting off the morning by demoing their family of products.

Julia Hawks – VP North America, Symplectic

Founded in2003 in London to serve the need of researchers and research administrators. Joined Digital Science in 2010. Works with 50 universities – Duke, UC Boulder, Penn, Cornell, Cambridge, Oxford, Melbourne.

Elements – research information management solution. Capturing and collating quality data on faculty members to fulfill reporting needs: annual review, compliance with open access policies, showcasing institutional research through online profiles, tracking the impact of publications (capture citation and bibliometric scores). Trying to reduce burden on faculty members.

How is it done? – automated data capture, organize into profiles, data types configurable, reporting, external systems for visibility (good APIs).

Where does the data come from? External sources – Web of Science, Scopus, host of others, plus internal sources from courses, HR, grants.

Altmetric –

Help researchers find the broader impact of their work. Collect information on articles online in one place. COmpany founded in 2011 in London. Work with publishers, supplying data to many journals, including Nature, Science, PNAS, JAMA. Also working with librarians and repositories. Some disciplines have better coverage than others.

Altmetric for institutions – allows users withinn an institution to get an overview of the attention research outputs are getting. Blogs, mainstream media, smaller local papers, and news sources for specific verticals, patents, policy documents.

Product built with an API to feed research information systems, or have a tool called Explorer to browse bibliographies.


Build tor researchers, but also have products for publishers and institutions. Manages publications and articles for reading. Manages a library of PDFs. Has highlighting, annotations, reference lookup. Recommends other articles based on articles in your library.

ReadCube for Publishers – free indexing and discovery service, embedded PDF viewer + data, Checkout – individual article level ecommerce.

ReadCube Access for Institutions – enables institutions to close the collections gap with affordable supplemental access to content. Institutions can pick and choose by title and access type.

figshare – Dan Valin

Three offerings – researcher, publisher, institutions

Created by an academic, for academics. Further hte open science movement, build a collaborative portal, change existing workflows. Provides open APIs

Cloud-based research data management system. Manage research outputs openly or privately with controlled collaborative spaces. Public repository for data.

For institutions – research outputs management and dissemination. Unlimited collaborative spaces that can be drilled down to on a departmental level.

Steve Leicht – UberResearch

Workflow processes – portfolio analysis and reporting, classification, etc. Example – Modeling a classification semantically. Seeing difference across different funding agencies. Can compare different institutions, can hook researchers to ORCID.



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