ÜberResearch and CASRAI are co-hosting two webinars as the first of a CASRAI Reconnect webinar series, virtually extending the annual ReConnect event.

Classifying both conducted and ongoing research is of high relevance for the planning and outcome analysis of the performance of research organizations, national research systems and the global science efforts in general. How it is done is approached in many different ways – from manual ‘stamping’ to highly sophisticated automatic approaches leveraging natural language processing and other technologies. 

This series of webinars will provide an overview on different systems and use cases for the funders, research institutions and policy makers and on possible improvements to the approaches based on the experience of the ÜberResearch team – as input for a joint discussion.

  • Webinar 1: Research Classification Approaches: Stamping or Understanding?

March 11, 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET North American time)

Provide an overview of the landscape and an example of a practical and sustainable classification method
Overview of classification approaches
Qualities of an ideal classification system
An example a practical approach
Register for webinar 1 here.

  • Webinar 2: Research Classification: How to Minimize Stamping and the Analytical Possibilities

March 18, 2014, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET North American time)

Concrete examples of how to achieve classification goals for selected use cases, and the analytical possibilities
Constraints and strengths of semantic classification
Example of applying a current system used by another funder
Creating your own views, and the immediate analytical possibilities
Register for webinar 2 here

Hopefully, these webinars will offer  a lively forum for the exchange of experiences and ideas. If you have any question in advance please contact the ÜberResearch team here.