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Advancing responsible research assessment: implications for librarians

April 8, 2021

By Library Connect

Advancing responsible research assessment: implications for librarians

Did you miss the live webinar? You can watch the recording here (opens in new tab/window)at your convenience or share it with colleagues.

We are also running a series of webinars for your researchers. The links are embedded in the titles and can be shared.

Research metrics in action part 1: Responsible research metrics and evaluation(opens in new tab/window)

  • June 8, 2:00 pm GMT –

    Andrew Plume, Vice President of Research Evaluation, President of ICSR & Chair of the ICSR Advisory Board

Research metrics in action part 2: Understanding what funding bodies expect from grant applications(opens in new tab/window)

  • June 15, 2:00 pm GMT –

    Lesley Thompson, Vice President Academic and Government Relations

Research metrics in action part 3: Understanding how metrics can support real-world decisions(opens in new tab/window)

  • June 22, 2:00 pm GMT

    – Sahar Abuelbashar, Customer Consultant

Research assessment should not be centered solely on bibliometrics such as publication and citation metrics but should encompass other measures that address the broad range of assessment-related questions. These cover research inputs, outputs and outcomes, such as funding, collaboration, usage, commercialization and the adoption of innovation. As more diverse data sources and metrics are used, a richer and more informative picture of research emerges.

The International Center for the Study of Research (ICSR) was established by Elsevier in 2019 with a mission to further the study of research and thus to contribute to the evidence base supporting the practice of research strategy, evaluation and policy. In 2020, ICSR and Elsevier signed the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and endorsed the Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics, two internationally-recognized statements of best practice in responsible research assessment.

In this Library Connect webinar, Christopher Belter will discuss what responsible research assessment might look like in practice for a large biomedical funding agency. ICSR staff members Andrew Plume and Holly Falk-Krzesinski will then discuss the recommendations of both DORA and the Leiden Manifesto and their implications for Elsevier as well as for librarians and their users.

Watch Recorded Webinar(opens in new tab/window)


M.J. Tooey is Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Executive Director of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She is the Director of  Region 1 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine. Tooey has served as both president of the Medical Library Association (2005-2006) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (2012-2013). She is a Fellow of MLA and a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. She received the 1997 MLA Estelle Brodman Award, was the 2016 MLA Janet Doe Lecturer, and in 2019 received the Marcia C. Noyes Award, MLA’s highest honor. In 2011 she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Pittsburgh’s iSchool. She is the author or co-author of over 200 books, chapters, articles, or presentations.

Chris Belter is the lead analyst for the Division of Extramural Research at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a division of the US National Institutes of Health. At NICHD he designs and conducts analyses to inform the Institute’s funding decisions, provides strategic guidance on the use of data and analyses in those decisions, and coordinates analytical activities across the Division. Prior to joining NICHD, created and led bibliometric service programs at the NIH Library and the NOAA Central Library. Chris has a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Maryland and a BA in Religion from Shenandoah University.

Holly Falk-Krzesinski is the Vice President, Research Intelligence in the Global Strategic Networks team. Her responsibilities center on how insights from data, metrics, and analytics guide strategic planning for the research enterprise by research institutions and funders globally. Previously, Dr. Falk-Krzesinski was a faculty administrator at Northwestern University where she integrated the use of various tools to support scientific collaboration and demonstrate the impact of the university’s research programs.

Andrew Plume is Senior Director of Research Evaluation at Elsevier, and Chair of the ICSR Advisory Board. He holds a PhD in plant molecular biology from the University of Queensland (Australia) and conducted post-doctoral research at Imperial College London. Since 2004 he has specialized in the application of scientometric approaches to understand the dynamics of the world of research, from researchers and articles all the way up to system-wide studies.