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Research dissemination: what's happening, what's missing, what's next? (ARMS 2018)

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Strategic dissemination is key to successful creation, recording and communication of engagement and impact, but currently “guidance provided to researchers [about dissemination] is too general ... there is almost no training and few tools provided to research managers and administrators" (Phipps et al, JRA XLVII:2). Individual institutions provide a range of supporting services and systems, but researchers still tend towards systems and behaviours that transcend institutional boundaries (for example, using ResearchGate rather than institutional repositories to promote publications). A further challenge is capturing / comparing data to evaluate activities and channels and make evidence-based decisions about future strategies. Building on our previous work looking at researchers’ reputation management and sharing behaviours, we here present our latest research exploring attitudes towards and experiences of collaborative dissemination, and with insights into the tools or processes that would help researchers to collaborate with each other, and with research managers / administrators, in more effectively planning, managing and measuring dissemination.

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Research dissemination: what's happening, what's missing, what's next? (ARMS 2018)

  1. 1. Research dissemination: what’s happening, what’s missing, what’s next? Charlie Rapple Co-founder, Kudos (dissemination management platform) @charlierapple @growkudos #ARMS2018 • Hobart • Table 18
  2. 2. 2 You say communications I say outreach You say dissemination I say engagement
  3. 3. 3 Dissemination /dɪˌsɛmɪˈneɪʃn/ telling people about your work
  4. 4. 4 Telling people about your work
  5. 5. 5 Telling people about your work
  6. 6. 6 Telling people about your work
  7. 7. 7 Telling people about your work
  8. 8. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Conferences / meetings Academic networking / profile sites (e.g.… Conversations with colleagues Institutional websites / repositories Email Social networking sites (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter,… Your own blog / website Subject-based websites / repositories (e.g. arXiv,… Posts on other blogs / websites Discussion lists Multimedia sharing sites (e.g. Slideshare, YouTube) In which of the following ways do you currently create awareness of or share materials relating to your work? (n = 2,826)
  9. 9. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Conferences / meetings Academic networking / profile sites (e.g.… Conversations with colleagues Institutional websites / repositories Email Social networking sites (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter,… Your own blog / website Subject-based websites / repositories (e.g. arXiv,… Posts on other blogs / websites Discussion lists Multimedia sharing sites (e.g. Slideshare, YouTube) In which of the following ways do you currently create awareness of or share materials relating to your work? (n = 2,826) Potential for broader audience Really “just” an academic audience
  10. 10. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Conferences / meetings Academic networking / profile sites (e.g.… Conversations with colleagues Institutional websites / repositories Email Social networking sites (e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter,… Your own blog / website Subject-based websites / repositories (e.g. arXiv,… Posts on other blogs / websites Discussion lists Multimedia sharing sites (e.g. Slideshare, YouTube) In which of the following ways do you currently create awareness of or share materials relating to your work? (n = 2,826) Digitally visible Offline / private
  11. 11. 11 0% 30% 60% 90% Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Others # publications with share actions in Kudos n = 4,610 Publication can be shared in more than one channel Facebook is more commonly used for sharing academic work than you might expect Channels used %ofpublicationssharedinthischannel
  12. 12. Use of scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs) ResearchGate n = 6,213 Academia.edu n = 4,629 MyScienceWork n = 261 Mendeley n = 3,168 Humanities Commons n = 142 Social Science Research Network n = 812 Profology n = 22 Trellis n = 92 Daily Weekly Monthly Quarterly 1-2 x year Never
  13. 13. 13 To access copies of articles / books / chapters that I cannot access elsewhere 66% To find and connect with other researchers 61% To check metrics for my publications 59% To upload copies of my publications (articles / books / chapters etc) 57% Figures taken from survey by Kudos and 10 publisher partners; 2017; n = 6,293 Use of scholarly collaboration networks (SCNs)
  14. 14. 14 Better understanding the prevalence and effectiveness of “below the waterline” dissemination activities to determine whether they are indeed more common / more effective
  15. 15. 15 Using data more effectively Capturing, analyzing and applying intelligence about which channels are most effective for reaching different audiences – turning dissemination planning into a science in itself
  16. 16. 16 More details about our plans in these areas: Friday, 10:30, plenary auditorium Table 18 in the exhibition www.growkudos.com charlie@growkudos.com

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