Workshops and resources about how to use data and data tools to further your research.

Find a Research Collaborator: Tools for Making Research Connections at Boston University (2023)

In our rapidly changing world, the problems we face often require creative input from a team of experts that span disciplines. A collaborative and interdisciplinary approach can strengthen research and scholarship, enabling new knowledge and real-world solutions. Yet finding potential collaborators remains a challenging and time-consuming process. To support faculty in this critical effort, Boston […]

Introduction to SciVal, Bibliometrics Database (2021/2022)

Throughout higher education there is a growing impetus to incorporate data into decision making. One focus is the growing availability of bibliometrics, or the collection and analysis of data about books, articles, and other publications. SciVal, one of the leading sources of bibliometric data for academic institutions⁠, is available for free to all BU faculty […]

Learn to Use the Dimensions Database (2022)

Please join the Office of Research for this introductory webinar on the Dimensions database. Dimensions is an online publication database with a wide range of metrics including citations, RCR, ties to grants/funding agencies, patents, funding data, policy documents, altmetric scores, and altmetric breakdowns. The highly customizable search interface in Dimensions allows for detailed investigations into […]

Come Together, Right Now: Convergence & Collaboration Around Cloud Computing, Data Security, and AI (2020)

Hosted by the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering We are producing ever-increasing quantities of data. These data are connected to many of the most fundamental and important challenges facing society. Yet without thoughtful collaboration and intentional strategies for convergence, data remains siloed from related data and from the increasingly […]

Dimensions & COS Pivot (2018)

Presented by Ellen Phillips, Open Access Specialist in the Digital Scholarship Services Department of Mugar Memorial Library BU has recently acquired a subscription for Dimensions—a database of grants, publications, citations, clinical trials, patents, and policy documents. Dimensions is an excellent tool to help you to find potential collaborators, find funding opportunities, see abstracts of funded […]

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