Webinar: Doing science in times of crisis: Science studies perspectives on COVID-19
Date/time: Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 2-5pm (BST) / 3-6pm (CEST) / 9-12 noon (ET)
Digital Science are delighted to be part of this webinar that intends to gather representative examples of ongoing science studies research on COVID-19. Topics include delimiting and mapping COVID-19-related research, social media and altmetrics, societal questions such as gender and research funding. This webinar is organized and hosted by the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University. The organizers are Giovanni Colavizza and Ludo Waltman.
Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development will be part of the panel debate on social media at 3.10pm (CEST) and Simon Porter, Director of Innovation, will join the Mapping Covid-19 session at 5.10pm (CEST).
Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development, Digital Science
Mike Taylor is Head of Metrics Development at Digital Science. He’s new to the company, having spent many years working in Elsevier’s R&D group and in the Metrics and Analytics Team. Mike works with many community groups, including FORCE11, RDA and NISO, and is well known in the scholarly metrics community. He’s also notorious amongst the Oxford theatrical scene as an actor, producer and director with ElevenOne Theatre. In his spare time he provides the entertainment for many a hen night with the Murder Mystery company, Smoke and Mirrors.
Mike is studying for a PhD in alternative metrics at the University of Wolverhampton.
Simon Porter, Director of Innovation, Digital Science
Simon Porter came to Digital Science from the University of Melbourne, where he has worked for the past 15 years in roles spanning the Library, Research Administration, and Information Technology. Beginning from a core strength in the understanding of how information on research is collected, Simon has forged a career transforming university practices in how data about research is used, both from administrative and eResearch perspectives. In addition to making key contributions to research information visualization and discovery within the university, Simon is well known for his advocacy of Research Profiling Systems and their capability to create new opportunities for researchers. Over the past three years, Simon has established and run the annual Australasian conference on research profiling. In 2012, Simon was the program chair of the third annual VIVO conference.