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Digital Science APAC Showcase 2021 (online)

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21st June 2021 to 24th June 2021
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We are delighted to announce our Asia Pacific Virtual Showcase 2021, taking place online on Monday 21 and Thursday 24 June.  

With travel across across regional and international borders remaining heavily restricted, we have decided to deliver our sessions live to you in your offices, lounges and at your kitchen tables.  Join the product teams from our portfolio companies, Altmetric, Dimensions, Figshare, Overleaf, Ripeta and Symplectic to find out more about their products and how they can help your workflows.  Our agenda has been designed around APAC friendly times so please see below for full details and registration links (all times are shown in AEST).

NB: If you are an existing Symplectic user, there is also an opportunity to join their APAC User Days on 22 and 23 June (view the full agenda and register here).


Monday 21 June: 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (AEST)

An Overview of Symplectic Elements – REGISTER HERE

New to Symplectic Elements, or want a refresher? This short session is a perfect introduction to our platform, highlighting its key use cases and most-used features. Elements brings multiple data sources together in one centralised space, allowing you to easily manage research information and funding workflows, derive powerful new insights, and showcase the real-world impact of your work. 

Tuesday 22 June & Wednesday 23 June


Designed specifically for existing users, these sessions will provide updates (including version 6), client showcases, details on moving to hosting and introduction to the Research Funding Solution and much more. 

Thursday 24 June

Figshare Session: 8:00 – 8:50 AM (AEST) – REGISTER HERE
  • 8:00 – 8:40 AM Figshare: Overview, highlights and what’s new (Mark Hahnel, CEO) 
  • 8:40 – 8:50 AM Figments: Figshare and Symplectic Elements integration at Central Queensland University (Nicole Healy, Central Queensland University)

Dimensions Session: 9:00 – 9:50 AM (AEST) – REGISTER HERE
  • 9:00 – 9:30 AM Pathway to the new FoR codes (Simon Porter, Director of Innovation, Digital Science)
  • 9:30 – 9:50 AM Beginner’s guide to Dimensions on Google BigQuery (Danu Poyner and Jared Watts, Dimensions)
    Interested in playing with Dimensions on Google BigQuery but not sure where to start? Danu and Jared will take you through what you need to know to get started with your first project and where to get help as you begin to explore further.

Overleaf Session: 10:00 – 10:30 AM (AEST) – REGISTER HERE
Overleaf Use at Institutions (Mary Anne Baynes, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Sales)

Overleaf, the award-winning collaborative LaTeX authoring platform, is being used by students, faculty, researchers and institutions around the world. Mary Anne Baynes, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Sales for Overleaf will be talking through how Overleaf is being used successfully at institutions and taking questions from the audience. She’ll cover a short look back into the origins of Overleaf, an overview of the platform, and specific use cases at universities like Purdue, research institutions like CERN, and in the publishing community. She’ll then finish with answering questions about Overleaf, or more specifically our Institutional offerings.

Ripeta Session: 11:00 – 11:30 AM (AEST) – REGISTER HERE
Trust in Your Research – Trust in Your Institution: Ripeta Quality Checks for Reproducibility and Professionalism
(Leslie McIntosh, CEO and Founder, Ripeta) 

Research integrity and good scientific practices are critical for faculty that work within academic institutions. In this talk we will discuss how institutions can use new machine learning and NLP tools to meet and track funder and journal reporting requirements, saving compliance-checking time while assessing the overall quality of science published on their campuses in comparison to other institutions.

Altmetric Session: 12:00 – 12:30 PM (AEST) – REGISTER HERE
Sentiment analysis for Altmetric data (Stacy Konkiel, Senior Data Analyst, Altmetric)

The public may be talking about your research but what do these conversations mean? Sentiment analysis is increasingly necessary to determine true research influence at scale.

In this talk, Altmetric Senior Data Analyst, Stacy Konkiel, will demystify sentiment analysis for altmetrics data. Using the free and open source tools anyone can use to perform textual analysis on Altmetric data, you will learn how easy it is to get up and running with your own sentiment analysis project in minutes.

Dimensions Webinar: 1:00 – 2:00 PM (AEST) – REGISTER HERE
Informing Collection Development with the Dimensions API: an interview with Lauren Castle at UNSW

Lauren Castle is a Collection Development Librarian at the University of New South Wales. Lauren’s team have been using the Dimensions API to provide additional insight into how the Library Collection is used and to inform collection development decisions.  In this interview and Q&A session, find out how Lauren uses Python and Google Sheets to access the Dimensions API to extract data on which journals researchers at our institution are publishing in and citing, as well as open access trends.

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Altmetric Webinar  – WATCH ON DEMAND
How to use the Altmetric Explorer API (Charlotte Perry-Houts, Implementation Manager)

Watch this on-demand webinar to learn about how you can use the Altmetric Explorer API to develop a deeper understanding of the data Altmetric Explorer gathers, easily build your own search and dive into tailored ideas and use cases.

NB: programme is subject to change at the organiser’s discretion

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