eResearch NZ 2021 (online)
Digital Science is delighted to be speaking at the eResearch NZ 2021 conference. Danu Poyner, Product Specialist for Dimensions and Jared Watts, Lead Developer for Dimensions, will be presenting Just Add Context: Levelling up analysis with Dimensions on Google BigQuery on Thursday 11 February at 3:00pm (NZDT local time).
Levelling up means doing things you haven’t been able to do before. In this talk we will share two case studies that demonstrate how you can use Dimensions, the world’s largest and most diverse database of research insight, to help you provide the necessary strategic insight across your organisation. The first case study demonstrates how joining Dimensions data with your internal institutional data can support efforts to enable a highly skilled, inclusive and diverse research workforce. The second case study demonstrates how global contextual analysis can level up understanding of your institution’s true research strengths and expertise, so you can identify unique opportunities to contribute to the research environment. By enabling direct access to the underlying data via Google BigQuery, you can now leverage Dimensions’ strengths in contextualising research activity while connecting to and levelling up your existing reporting and analysis infrastructure to meet your organization’s requirements.
About this event:
In 2021, the theme of Level UP for this event focuses on the increasing speed, agility, scale, and collaboration required in research today, which has become even more important with the impact that COVID-19 has had on research across the globe. It speaks to how we respond to chaotic shifts in the research environment, whether influenced by emerging technologies, government funding calls, or focused ‘future proofing’ to ensure research projects are resilient and sustainable. eResearch NZ 2021 aims to:
- showcase innovative work-in-progress or recent project results where digital tools were applied
- highlight current and emerging priorities, trends, and best practices in eResearch approaches
- provide opportunities for skills training, professional development, and mentoring in digital research tools and eResearch applications
- draw experience and inspiration from eResearch programs and projects in other regions
- build communities of practice that foster and support collaboration and knowledge-sharing within and beyond NZ’s research sector
Danu Poyner, Product Specialist for Dimensions & Altmetric (part of Digital Science)
Danu joined Altmetric in early 2020 as a Product Specialist to support our growing number of academic institutional clients in the Asia-Pacific region. He has worked in universities in both Australia and New Zealand on research systems, policy, reporting, assessment, and evaluation. He has a Masters degree in public policy and a lifelong enthusiasm for exploring the connections between technology, education, and society.
When he’s not at work, Danu enjoys reading a good book with a cheeky drop of red, chilling at the jazz club, exploring new places, saying hello to dogs outside cafes, Oxford commas, and barracking for his AFL team Richmond.
Jared Watts, Lead Developer for Dimensions (part of Digital Science)
Jared came to Digital Science from the University of Auckland, where he had worked for the past 10 years in library, research information and central information technology roles. Jared has experience managing software development teams, translating end-user requirements into quality software and architecting reliable and dependable solutions.
A true polyglot of programming languages, Jared is always ready to learn a new language or technology.