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Society of Research Administrators International Annual Meeting

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2nd November 2022 to 4th November 2022
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Las Vegas, NV

United States

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The 2022 Annual Meeting will bring together research administrators from around the world to explore the theme, “Leading Change, Inspiring Excellence”, and will feature subject matter experts from industry, government, health care organizations, non-profits, and institutions of higher education. There will be a diverse, innovative program for those new to the profession, mid-career research administrators, and high-level decision-makers.

Digital Science are looking forward to exhibiting and speaking at this year’s meeting. Meet the teams from Altmetric, Dimensions, Figshare, and Symplectic at our booth and also hear from the Figshare team during their talk on Thursday, November 3rd 2022, at 9:40am – 9:55am PDT.

Topic: Using an Institutional Repository to Rapidly Publish Public Health Gray Literature to Increase Impact

Abstract: In this presentation, we’ll demonstrate how using an institutional repository like Figshare to quickly publish public health gray literature can increase the exposure and impact of research. Public health gray literature communicates important information to both researchers and members of the public and a repository increases discoverability, trustworthiness, and reusability for these resources. We’ll present several examples to illustrate how repository record components like descriptive metadata, digital object identifiers, links to relevant data and peer reviewed publications, and in browser previews of the files, benefit authors and end users.

Speaker: Andrew Mckenna-Foster

Andrew Mckenna-Foster
Product Specialist

Andrew is a Product Specialist at Figshare with over 12 years of experience working with research and archival data. For a decade, Andrew oversaw the operations of a small natural history museum and aquarium and directed the related research programs and biological collections. An interest in open science and data management led Andrew to the field of information science and he received a masters of library and information science from the University of Washington in 2020. At Figshare, Andrew focuses on helping researches and libraries think through their open research repository needs.

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