This course is a three-day session held at Northwestern Universitys Galter Health Sciences Library, where 25 librarians and research professionals will come together to learn from experts in using publication and citation-based statistics that are being brought in from Leiden Universitys Centre for Science and Technology Studies CWTS. The information page for the course is at https://www.cwts.nl/education/bibliometrics-and-scientometrics-for-rese…. According to the course description, attendees will be able to understand and interpret a wide range of publication and citation-based statistics, how to create bibliometric visualizations, and reflect critically on the use of bibliometric and scientometric information in the evaluation of scientific research. The OHSU Library currently provides a limited range of bibliometric and research impact analyses services with expertise held by just a few of our librarians. We work closely with the evaluation unit of our National Institute of Health Center for Translational Science Awards CTSA organization, the Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute OCTRI. We want to grow the capacity and sophistication of its work in this area. By attending this course, I will be able to more effectively apply my extensive computer and data science skills to the bibliometric data retrieval, analyses, and reporting services the OHSU Library wants to develop and help expand the skills of other librarians in and beyond OHSU. The expansion of our services in this area will enable the Library to respond to our Universitys growing interest in and use of bibliometric and other indicators to understand research activities and success, enhance our community members use of this data in funding applications and reports, and increase our capacity to help individuals and groups of 133s to understand and communicate the impact of their scientific contributions.
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