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SARIMA Virtual Conference 2021

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26th October 2021 to 29th October 2021
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The Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA) provides a platform where research and innovation (R&I) management professionals from Southern Africa (and beyond) can come together as a community to connect, learn and support each other.

The theme for the 2021 SARIMA Conference is: “Embracing Change in a Shifting World  |  Managing Openness, Collaboration, Sharing and Benefit in Research and Innovation.”

Digital Science are looking forward to attending the event and presenting the following Poster Session.

Building strong research collaborations and impactful partnerships across borders and disciplines. Connections, Collaborations & Impact – Using Dimensions for end-to-end research discovery to make informed decisions for future collaboration, growth and research excellence

A university’s research is not just its academic papers. Patents, clinical trials, datasets, and grant data show the full output of a university, including previously unknown or underappreciated international collaborators. Using data from research activities at the University of Pretoria, an existing Dimensions client, Ben McLeish and Daryl Naylor show the true international network of collaborators, co-sponsors and institutional partners which go completely unreported if one only focuses on research articles and traditional bibliometrics. Our aim is to show institutions how they can more holistically report and demonstrate their meaningful national and international collaborations without limiting themselves to traditional bibliometrics.

Meet our presenters

Ben McLeish

Ben McLeish: Ben has been the Director of Advocacy and Outreach at Digital Science since 2018, prior to that he was European Sales Lead at Altmetric, also a Digital Science company, for four years. Ben has worked in academic publishing and information services since 2004. Previously at John Wiley & Sons and The American Chemical Society, he represented the introduction of the Summon Library Discovery service in Northern Europe while at ProQuest.

Ben has also worked in TV and radio Media Monitoring in Australia as well as CleanTech and Digital Media sector analysis

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