Best Practices in University Research Management

2019/06/26 (Wed)
08:30 - 12:00  Conference
14:00 - 16:00  SciVal Advisor Workshop

Registration

Research information management is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about institutional research activities.  Research information management may include institutional research performance including outputs and impact, awards/grants management,  faculty activity reporting, and publicly available researcher expertise profiles. Good research information management practices allow universities to better understand the full picture of their research activities so they can also maximize the visibility, impact, and efficiency of their research strengths.

The theme of the conference is “Best Practices in University’s Research Information Management”.
The topics include:

  • How Institutional research information changes the university's data-driven decision-making process in response to external competition
  • Leveraging an integrated system to support research excellence and boost international collaboration
  • Using Scopus and SciVal data to identify university characteristics and build research capacity
  • Mapping the scientific impact of academic-corporate collaborations

The conference will present some best practices on how universities integrating with external data sources and existing systems to support long-term research management efforts and assist with strategic direction for an institute’s research development.

We invite Presidents, Vice Presidents, Deans of R&D office, Research Managers, and Research Administrators or the equivalent at research institutions supporting research and research management.

Conference Agenda

8:30 – 9:00

Registration

9:00 – 9:40

From impression to insights

Higher education institutions have always been cautious, if not passive, to adopt new technologies and data-centric thinking. Yet legacy systems and development approaches can no longer meet new challenges brought by the rapidly changing education landscape. Institutions must identify robust solutions that are quick and easy to deploy, and harness data to support evidence-based decision making.The present talk focuses on managing and enriching researchers and bibliometrics data using various analytics tools, and discusses how to gain insights to reimagine internal processes and boost the institution brand.

Dr. Alison E. Lloyd
Director of Institutional Research and Planning
Director of International Affairs
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
9:40 – 10:20

Leveraging an integrated system to support research excellence and boost international collaboration

In order to improve research capacity, National Cheng Kung University has actively established a talent database [NCKU Research! ], which has integrated academic papers, conference papers, and research projects with related patents and information about where and how valuable instruments and equipment are leased.  [NCKU Research! ] is an important vehicle for boosting research collaborations for teaching staff.

In addition, [NCKU Research!] can be accessed by researchers all over the world in order to promote disciplinary collaboration, enhance the depth and breadth of academic research, link applications with industry, and establish unlimited possibilities of international collaboration.

Moreover, [NCKU Research!] can actively send statistical and analytical reports.  It uses evidence-based data to enable academic and administrative directors to improve and promote strategies to achieve desired goals. Finally, using this system teaching staff with high-quality research in different fields can be selected to join cross-institutional and cross-national research projects.  We also encourage qualified scholars to apply for various outstanding research awards.

Dr. Sun-Yuan Hsieh
Vice President, Office of Research and Development
National Cheng Kung University
10:20 – 10:40

Break

10:40 – 11:20

Using Scopus and SciVal data to identify university characteristics and build research capacity

The FWCI and h5-index in the field of bibliometrics are used to represent the impact of a university's overall research performance in different subject areas, as well as the research capacity of the researcher in a specific field. From the perspective of institutional research, the impact of the university's overall research performance is, of course, important, but the general research ability of the faculty and researchers, that is, the characteristics of the research team, directly affect the university's sustainable development in the field that they are specialized. This presentation will share my research on examining the top 55 universities in Taiwan in terms of their publication outputs using these FWCI and h5-index indicators to analyzes the trend of research development in universities and their peer universities from 2008 to 2017, The analytical result can be used by the university to establish their research capabilities in long-term planning.

Dr. Andy Fu
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Center
National Taipei University of Technology
11:20 – 12:00

Mapping the scientific impact of academic-corporate collaborations

Researchers are increasingly being asked by their funders and governments to demonstrate the societal and economic impacts of their work. We will explore current best practice in the United Kingdom. How can proxies for impact be used to support a narrative about impact and excellence for centres and departments, universities and regions

Dr. Matthew Walker
Senior Customer Consultant Research Intelligence,  Elsevier

Venue information

Date:  June 2019, Wednesday 8:30 - 12:00
Venue: GIS MOTC Convention Center
交通資訊https://www.meeting.com.tw/2019/motc/download/motc-C_170913.pdf

SciVal Advisor Workshop

Higher Education Sprout Project launched by MoE has entered the second year.  The execution of the plan that the funded universities submitted will need to be evaluated this year.  While MoE has encouraged universities to use their own metrics, they need to develop features of university, to strengthen research capability, to cultivate young scientists, to raise international reputation and to increase competitiveness of industry.

This two-hour SciVal Advisor workshop will help you make good use of research metrics to demonstrate your institutional strengths in order to win the funding competition.

  • Target audience: Administrator of R&D office, IR office, Library and related project owner
  • Max Seats:  20
  • Please bring your laptop to the workshop
12:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 16:00

Smart use research metrics showcasing your institution strength to gain funding

  1. Effective use of Topic Prominence as evidence of claims to excellence
  2. Assist academics locating potential overseas collaborators
  3. Demonstrate the performance of research centers
Dr. Matthew Walker
Senior Customer Consultant Research Intelligence,  Elsevier

Rita Ho
Elsevier 臺灣, 研究管理解決方案經理

Venue information

Date:  June 2019, Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00
Venue: Elsevier Taipei Office
Address:RM. N818, 8/F, Chia Hsin Building II, No.96, Zhong Shan N. Road, Sec.2, Taipei, 10449, Taiwan


Conference Speaker

Dr. Alison E. Lloyd

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Director of Institutional Research and Planning Director of International Affairs
Director of International Affairs

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Dr. Sun-Yuan Hsieh

National Cheng Kung University

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering

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Dr. Andy Yuan Chih, Fu

National Taipei University of Technology

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Center

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Dr. Matthew Walker

Elsevier

Senior Customer Consultant, Research Intelligence

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