ReCon: Research in the 21st Century: Data, Analytics and Impact

19 - 20 June 2015
University of Edinburgh Business School

Overview

This conference focusses on changes and developments in research communication in academia and how this affects research careers. Talks will include dealing with vast volumes of data, publishing and the use of metrics.

A number of factors are influencing the way we communicate research in 2015 including new technologies, the assessment of research impact and pressures on researchers. 

ReCon will include speakers from government agencies, academics, publishers, people working in outreach and founders of startups working in the research space.

ReCon is designed to raise and discuss current issues to do with research communication in academia and beyond. These issues range from the use of metrics for evaluating research, access to publications, how to share and store data, government policy to how this affects careers and incentives for researchers. ReCon will include speakers from government agencies, academics, publishers, people working in outreach and founders of startups working in the research space.