Today’s research institutions are under tremendous pressure to become more efficient in how they manage research information, whether in the lab or in the library. They want smarter ways to help faculty manage and share their research data, and track their research output. They want more options when it comes to procuring scholarly resources and understanding scholarly impact.

Join us in San Francisco on April 22nd 2015 for a series of enlightening conversations between academic institutions and the providers of some of the best new software solutions addressing institutional and researcher “pain points” in the scholarly information management space.


9:00-9:30 Welcome and introduction, Amy Brand, VP Academic and Research Relations, Digital Science

9:30-10:00 Reproducibility, data collection, and laboratory management technologies – Louis Culot, CEO Biodata/Labguru

10:00-10:30 Experience with an e-notebook and lab logistics system to effectively catalogue digital data, and managing projects digitally across larger teams – Kathryn Ivey, Director of the Gladstone Stem Cell Core, Gladstone Institutes

10:30-10:45 Coffee break

10:45-12:15 The changing metrics landscape and the role of altmetrics

Panelists: Sara Rouhi, Product Specialist, Altmetric; Anirvan Chatterjee, Director, Data Strategy CTSI at UCSF

12:15 to 1:15  Lunch and keynote address – MacKenzie SmithUniversity Librarian, UC Davis

Libraries and the Digital Transformation Every aspect of scholarship, research, and education is undergoing transformation in the digital age, and libraries that support and record these endeavors are re-thinking their fundamental roles and responsibilities in the new environment that is emerging. What constitutes the record scholarship in the age of Big Data? How do we insure a scholarly record when digital resources don’t last for an academic career? What role should the library play when scholarship can be freely available online from anywhere? These are some of the questions driving the transformation of libraries alongside interdependent scholarly activities. The talk will describe how libraries are thinking about these questions and approaches that are developing to address them.

1:15-2:00 Navigating the data management ecosystem

Panelists: Dan Valen, Product Specialist, figshare; Jonathan Cachat, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation; Amy E. Hodge, Science Data Librarian at Stanford University

2:00-2:45 Global view of grant funding with UberResearch – Ashlea Higgs, Co-founder, UberResearch

2:45-3:30 Collaborative writing technologies: Overleaf for institutions

Panelists: John Hammersley, co-founder/CEO Overleaf; Helen Josephine, Head of the Terman Engineering Library at Stanford University

3:30-3:45 Coffee break

3:45-4:30 Institutional management of faculty information

Panelists: Catherine Mitchell, Director of eScholarship Publishing, CDL; Julia Hawks, VP North America, Symplectic

4:30-5:00 Closing remarks – Daniel Hook, Head of Metrics, Digital Science; Co-founder, Symplectic

5:00-6:30 Reception

More detailed information, including session abstracts, directions and suggested accommodation, is available here.