Measuring Scientific Impact Through Data Seminar Series, Part 1: Scan the Industry

October 20, 2020

Measuring Scientific Impact Through Data Seminar Series, Part 1: Scan the Industry

How do we measure the impact of our science? What is the return on this investment for consumers and policy makers?

Traditionally-held beliefs state that it is difficult to articulate and measure the impact of science. In a world of competing priorities and new discoveries, the ability to demonstrate and communicate the return on our research investments is needed now more than ever before. Understanding the impact of the dynamic nature of research and research outputs is integral to evidence-building activities of research funding organizations.

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a three-part seminar series designed to share best practices for measuring and communicating the impact of science. This seminar will bring together federal and industry data leaders to explore how research impact assessment supports data-informed decision-making to accelerate scientific progress.

Guest presenters include:

Jennifer Botchway
Vice President, Government & Funders
Digital Science

Holly Falk-Krzesinski
Vice President, Research Intelligence on Global Strategic Networks

Emilda Rivers
Director, National Center for Science & Engineering Statistics (NCSES)
National Science Foundation (NSF)

George Santangelo
Director, Office of Portfolio Analysis
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ryan Zelnio
Chief Data/Analytics Officer
Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Looking ahead:

Part 2 of the series: "Address the Challenge" - Winter 2020-21

Part 3 of the series: "Engage the Science Community" - Spring 2021