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Research Dissemination & Impact

Make your work more discoverable and learn how to track your research impact.

Available Classes


Perhaps you’ve heard of alternative metrics. Perhaps you haven’t. But one thing is certain—alternative metrics are generating buzz in the scientific community, and that buzz seems to be getting louder. Commonly called altmetrics, alternative metrics are a relatively new and rapidly-growing set of metrics intended to analyze scholarly output online. This class will introduce you to altmetrics, as well as address common questions about traditional bibliometrics that have long played a role in promotion and tenure, including h-index, impact factor, and citation counts.

Come learn how altmetrics can help you track your research on the social web through media coverage, citations in policy documents, Twitter mentions, and more!

This class provides an overview of DigitalHub, Northwestern Medicine’s open access repository, and provides hands-on instructions to individuals interested in curating their scientific and scholarly work. We describe how DigitalHub is used by the Northwestern Medicine scholarly community to preserve scholarly works, enhance their visibility and make them more discoverable. This class includes a hands-on portion for depositing works into the repository. Future plans for DigitalHub will be described.

Instructions to class participants: If you have a file that you wish to deposit to DigitalHub, please bring it on a USB.

Want to make your research more discoverable? Wonder how to discuss your research impact? Join us for this practical class in learning how to enhance your research impact. The class briefly covers the concept of research impact, including definitions and a discussion on why thinking about research impact is important, and is offered to faculty, students or staff.