Technology Trends in Research Management, Showcasing Outputs & Collaboration


It has never been more important to promote the successes of your institution and to find first rate collaborators.

Join us for a Digital Science hosted event at the University of Pennsylvania where technology trends in showcasing research outputs, collaboration and data management will be discussed and explored.

Hear the ideas on the changing landscape from the people leading the way:

Mike Winkler & Lauren Gala will talk about the implementation of a research information management system in terms of the policy development, customer relations, data identification, migration, training and support needed. Mike is the Associate University Librarian & Director of IT Services at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lauren Gala is the Science and Digital Initiatives Librarian at the University of Pennsylvania.



Naomi Kleitman, Senior Vice President of Grants & Research at the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, will give food for thought as to what types of institutional research information architectures are required to meet changing funder expectations.


Timo Hannay, Managing Director of Digital Science, will share his global perspective on how the modes of scholarly communication are evolving to better support collaboration and discovery.


Euan Adie, Founder of Altmetric, will discuss the opportunities for collaboration and showcasing which are gained from social, news and public policy attention.



Mark Hahnel, Founder of Figshare, will speak about the new institiutional Figshare offering that allows researchers to publish, control and share their research data and build productive collaborations.


Ashlea Higgs, Co-Founder of UberResearch, will show how researcher profiles and IDs can be enriched with the funding awards that enabled the research.



John Gieschen, Head of Client Services at Symplectic, will present on the need for institutions to clean and structure their data to be able to repurpose and expose it through public facing profile systems.


Tim Alby, Software Developer at Overleaf, will discuss how cloud-based scientific writing tools facilitate improved local and international collaboration.



Agenda (subject to change):

9.00 Registration and welcome
9.30 Timo Hannay, Digital Science
10.00 Mike Winkler & Lauren Gala, University of Pennsylvania
10.30 John Gieschen, Symplectic
11.00 Morning break
11.20 Tim Alby, Overleaf
11.50 Euan Adie, Altmetric
12.20 Lunch
13.20 Ashlea Higgs, UberResearch
13.40 Mark Hahnel, figshare
14.10 Afternoon break
14.30 Naomi Kleitman, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
15.10 Panel discussion
16.10 Drinks and canapes

Who should attend the event?

Executive, DVCR, University Librarians, Research Office Representatives, Administrators, Directors and Repository Managers and anyone interested in research information & research object management.