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WEBINAR June 8 | Researcher profiles and metrics that matter

May 17, 2017

Library Connect webinar presenters: Chris Belter; Ellen Cole, Andrea Michalek

Today’s researchers are obliged to include a variety of metrics in their applications for grant funding, and promotion and tenure files. They also develop online profiles to enhance their reputation and attract collaborators. Whether welcome or worrisome, researcher profiles and metrics have become commonplace. So how can librarians help?


It begins with a conversation. Discover how to put researchers at ease with the notion of metrics, and what metrics can and cannot convey. Find out more about how to select the best metrics for different disciplines and at different stages of the research career. And learn how institutional initiatives, such as instituting the ORCID researcher iD and providing early education, can provide them with lifelong benefits. By helping to clarify and codify certain processes, you will ensure your researchers are their own best advocates. 


Researcher profiles and metrics that matter

Thursday, June 8, 2017

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. North American EDT (16:00-17:00 BST, 17:00-18:00 CEST)





  • Clearing up misconceptions about bibliometric indicators
  • Metrics as a means to counterbalance other biases 
  • Telling researchers’ stories through metrics
  • Metrics for different disciplines and career stages
  • Promoting ORCID at various points in the researchers’ career
  • Touchpoints for researcher training



Chris BelterChris Belter, Bibliometrics Informationist, NIH Library


Chris provides expertise in bibliometrics and other methods of quantitative assessment to support NIH institutes, centers and programs. He advises on bibliometric methodology and the role of bibliometrics in portfolio analysis, provides training on bibliometric tools and techniques, and analyzes publications by NIH research programs. More on Chris >


Ellen ColeEllen Cole, Scholarly Publications Librarian, Northumbria University


Ellen manages a research support portfolio that includes research metrics, open access, research data management and support for the Research Excellence Framework. Since 2013 she has also incorporated ORCID in the systems managed by the Scholarly Publications Team and in the support and training offered to researchers. More on Ellen >


Andrea MichalekAndrea Michalek, VP of Research Metrics, Elsevier | Managing Director of Plum Analytics


Andrea co-founded Plum Analytics with the vision of bringing more modern ways of telling the stories of research to individuals and organizations that fund, perform or publish research. In numerous leadership positions, she has helped build technology solutions that interface between large amounts of data and the people who use them. More on Andrea >




Registration is required for this live one-hour webinar. It will be broadcast internationally and includes time to ask the presenters questions during the session. The webinar is a complimentary event and part of Elsevier's Library Connect program for academic, medical, corporate and government librarians.


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