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Ben McLeish & Lea Lipitakis

Presenters: Ben McLeish & Lea Lipitakis, Digital Science

Ben McLeish bio: 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.


Lea Lipitakis Bio: Lea is a Product Solutions Manager for DimensionsLea holds a Ph.D. in Bibliometrics, a Master’s degree in Management Science and specializes in the area of academic research performance evaluation and quantitative methodologies for measuring research performance. Lea has more than 10 years’ experience in the research information industry and academia. Before joining Digital Science, she had been conducting research in the area of Scientometrics and lecturing at the University of Kent, England.


Data, Connections & Impact - Using Dimensions for end-to-end powerful AI research discovery and analysis


Abstract: 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 research activity and impact. Using data from research activities in the Nordic region, Lea and Ben will show the true research lifecycle which goes completely unreported if one only focuses on research articles and traditional bibliometrics. Our aim is to show Nordic institutions how they can use Dimensions, the world’s largest linked research information dataset, to perform large scale analysis in a single data infrastructure collecting and aligning the best data available.

During the presentation we will demonstrate the broad academic, societal and economic impact of Nordic research, build comprehensive university profiles, measure progress towards SDGs related outputs, support Open Access and transformative agreements, identify successful national / international partners and explore emerging topics in research and grants.

Last Updated 19.02.2024