PLEASE NOTE: The BRIC (Bibilometrics and Research Impact Community) 2020 Conference has, unfortunately, been cancelled due to health concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  You can read more  from BRIC here

If you were planning to meet or talk with us at the event, please reach out to us to make alternative arrangements to chat via a virtual meet-up or conference call.

The fourth annual BRIC (Bibilometrics and Research Impact Community) Conference will be held from 27-28 May 2020 at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN),  University of Waterloo, with an aim to advance the skills and knowledge of library and information professionals supporting research impact services and initiatives.

Digital Science are delighted to be a sponsor of this event and will be hosting a pre-conference workshop.  If you are attending BRIC, why not arrive a day early and join us.

Digital Science Pre-conference Workshop: Understanding Topics and Benchmarking
Tuesday 26 May  2020
Time: Afternoon (exact time TBC)
Presented by: Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development and Lily Troia, Solutions Account Manager

The research lifecycle is complex and nuanced, and subject to influence from many different areas. A topic’s stage in development can be given much wider context when seen through more data points than just citations or publication output. Taken together, Dimensions and Altmetric offer the richest set of data for understanding the research phenomena, bringing together over twenty disparate forms of research output, scholarly communication and evidence of impact. By exploring three subjects from different areas (medical, humanities and technology), we demonstrate the power of these tools and the insights that may be elicited.

Registration will open soon, but in the meantime if you have any queries or wish to register your interest, please contact Sabia Morrison at