Clinical Research #medlibs chat
Thursday, September 3, 2015
9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific
Dissemination of research is a popular topic in the medical field today. Funding agencies, working with ever-tighter budgets, expect recipients to produce findings, interventions, drugs, and products that have a measurable impact on human health. But researchers don’t always plan for and/or think about disseminating their work in the right way to the right audiences, so that they can demonstrate the impact and secure future funding. Medical librarians (and librarians turned evaluators) have a host of tools available and a relevant skill-set to help in this area.
This Thursday on Twitter we’ll chat about some of these tools, skills, and ideas for providing researchers and clinicians with help in crafting the right message, disseminating it to the right stakeholders, and tracking the impact such actions have. Are you doing any work in this area? Are you using tools to track article-level metrics for individuals, departments, or administrators? Have you provided resources on this topic via your library? If so, please join in the conversation. If you haven’t, join in to learn about an emerging area for libraries and librarians to take the lead.
Chat wrangler this week: @mandosally (Sally Gore, Research Evaluation Analyst, University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science)