Knowledge is Global: Expanding the Awareness and Impact of Research from the Global South – Guest post by Monica Ihli

A Panel from the 2019 American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Monica Ihli, Librarian and Liaison to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Data Science, and Energy Science at the University of Tennessee, summarizes the discussion Globe by Andrew A Smith CC BY-SA 2.0 A speaker panel assembled on Saturday, June 22nd 2019 at the …

The blind and the elephant: bringing clarity to our conversations about responsible metrics

Lizzie Gadd encourages us to clarify what, why and how we are measuring before launching into any conversation about responsible metrics. I love the poem, “Five Blind Men and an Elephant” by John Godfrey Saxe. For those who’ve not read it, five blind people are confronted with an elephant and each grabs a part of …

Mandating responsible research evaluation: the way to go?

Lizzie Gadd considers the practical implications of the responsible research evaluation requirement of the Wellcome Trust's new Open Access Policy. Responsible research evaluation is important. Really important. It’s not only quality-of-life important but life-or-death important to many over-worked, over-evaluated and under-resourced researchers.  And now for the first time a funder is turning round and saying …