Elsevier Launch New ICSR Lab
The ICSR aims to encourage the examination of research using arrays of metrics and qualitative and quantitative methods. The ICSR Lab has extensive datasets, including those that power Elsevier solutions such as Scopus and PlumX. It is available at no cost to users for scholarly research.
Full publication metadata from Scopus:
- Publication metadata, including each publication’s authors and affiliations, language information, title, open access status, DOI, ASJC subject codes and more.
- Author names and profiles, including affiliation details and ORCID.
- Ability to conduct studies of author gender, following the methodology used in Elsevier’s Gender Report 2020.
- Institution profiles, including name variants.
PlumX Metrics, broken down into separate categories and sources:
- Citations encompassing traditional citations as well as for example clinical citation counts.
- Captures, such as Forks and Followers on GitHub or readers on Mendeley and SSRN.
- Mentions including blog mentions, comments on various platforms and Wikipedia references.
- Social media including Twitter and Facebook interactions.
Accessing the ICSR Lab
Researchers can gain access by submitting a short proposal. The application process checks that the proposed research is in line with the ICSR research themes and assesses whether the plan is feasible given the ICSR Lab’s capabilities and the researcher’s expertise.
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and Data Science Center (DSC) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are joining forces in a new joint fellowship for (teams of) researchers interested in exploring the intersection of data science and other disciplines. The first fellow of the new program, Dr. Davide Ceolin, will start his fellowship at the IAS on June 17. Ceolin is currently affiliated with CWI.
Nanda Piersma, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), has been appointed as a crown member of the Social and Economic Counsil (SER). This is the first time that a lecturer has been appointed as member of the SER. Nanda Piersma was approached because of her expertise in the field of digitisation.