Catch up with ICSR at these events in 2021!

Our past events and event presentations

ICSR Lab Festival

ICSR Lab Festival

Evaluation is inseparable from the research enterprise. The ways in which research is evaluated - from simple metrics to sophisticated national assessments - have come under intense scrutiny in recent years. With the advent of COVID-19 this has intensified, and has placed a burden on those who do research to demonstrate its value to society and hold such evaluations to the same high standards of evidence that researchers themselves apply in their own fields of study. Supporting its aim to support research on research the International Center for the Study of Research (ICSR) launched ICSR Lab as a tool for researchers to conduct that work.

ICSR Lab Festival provided attendees the opportunity to learn about ICSR Lab and hear latest results from current users, gain insights about research evaluation and metrics from our expert Advisory Board members, and network in an innovative virtual space. The ICSR Lab Festival was a fully interactive virtual event, not just another web meeting or webinar! Parallel sessions allowed users to jump between tracks at any time to hear what interested them most, and when a break was needed, the chat lounge, open throughout the event, was always open. If you did miss anything live, on-demand recordings of all sessions are now available to watch.

At the heart of the event was ICSR Lab, a cloud-based computational platform that enables researchers to access and analyze large structured datasets, including those that power Elsevier solutions such as Scopus and PlumX Metrics. ICSR Lab is a resource for the bibliometrics, research evaluation, impact assessment, network science and science of science research communities and is open for applications now.

The ICSR Lab Festival’s exciting agenda was built around three tracks:

ICSR Lab:
What is it and how can I use it?

The first track covered the ICSR Lab application process and access as well as current and planned data sources (including seeking attendee suggestions!)

Research showcase:
What’s been happening in the ICSR Lab?

The second track featured presentations from some of our current ICSR Lab users who shared their latest results and experience of using the Lab

Expert roundtable: What are the hot topics in research evaluation, metrics and culture?

Members of our expert ICSR Advisory Board discussed the latest developments in research metrics, indicators and research assessment to challenge and inspire

The Festival was free to attend, and you can watch the recordings here

ICSR Lab Festival agenda and session recordings

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Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

14:00 – 14:05

Welcome
Andrew Plume – President, International Center for the Study of Research

Getting started with ICSR Lab: What is it and how can I use it?

Research showcase: What’s been happening in ICSR Lab? Moderated by Holly Falk- Krzesinski and Kristy James

Expert roundtable: What are the hot topics in research evaluation, metrics and culture? Moderated by Andrew Plume

14:05 – 14.25

Introducing ICSR Lab Kristy James

Predicting COVID-19 Information Propagation using Scholarly Literature and Social Media Data Michael Johns

ICSR Advisory Board Roundtable discussion Chris Belter, Gemma Derrick, Diana Hicks, Sybille Hinze, Jacqueline Leta, Chris Newfield, Gunnar Sivertsen, Caroline Wagner, Lin Zhang

14:25 – 14:45

Introducing ICSR Lab Kristy James

Team Science: Examining Collaborative Trends and Article Metrics Kelly Cuccolo

14:45 – 15:05

Introducing ICSR Lab Kristy James

Gender Bias in Citation Practices Reihane Boghrati

15:05 – 15:10

The importance of evidence in research evaluation, metrics and culture
Nick Fowler – Chief Academic Officer, Elsevier

15:10 – 15:20

BREAK and NETWORKING

Research opportunities with ICSR Lab: Data and analytical capabilities Moderated by Stephanie Faulkner

Research showcase: What’s been happening in ICSR Lab? Moderated by Holly Falk- Krzesinski

Hello world: How to code in ICSR Lab and help co-create our forthcoming hackathon Moderated by Andrew Plume and Kristy James

15:20 – 15:40

Exploring the current datasets: Scopus and PlumX Metrics Jeroen Baas and Stephanie Faulkner

Meet the presenters:
Q&A session

Hello world: Live coding demo in ICSR Lab Thomas Collins

15:40 – 16:00

Fresh data sources: roadmap and your suggestions Stephanie Faulkner and Gregg Gordon

Hackathon challenge: Help co-create our topic and format Kristy James and Andrew Plume

16:00 – 16:10

Concluding remarks
Andrew Plume – President, International Center for the Study of Research

16:10 – 17:00

Networking in the networking lounge