Research Jigsaw

Research Jigsaw is a week-long series of research-themed webinars open to research and scholarship staff, research students and research support staff.

Promotional poster for the Research Jigsaw webinar series. For illustration only.

Commencing week beginning 9 December, Research Jigsaw webinars will run during lunchtimes and focus on making an ORCiD work for you, how you can use research indicators to aid decisions of where to publish, quantify and qualify impact for grant applications, and identify collaboration opportunities.

Feel free to participate in as many or few webinars that you wish!

The Research Jigsaw schedule is as follows. Note that you will need to use an @glasgow.ac.uk email address to register.

Full details of each webinar are as below.

Monday 9 December, 12.15-12.45

Introducing research indicators (bibliometrics and altmetrics)

Are you confused by citation counts or are you more attentive to your Altmetric score? This webinar will provide you with a foundational understanding of what biblio- and altmetrics are and how you might use them to track the impact of your research, all framed by the University of Glasgow Responsible Metrics Statement.

This webinar will cover:

  • Common article and author research indicators, how they are calculated and where to find them
  • The strengths and limitations of commonly used research indicators
  • Some do’s and don’ts and how to combine metrics
  • Some scenarios on how you might use research indicators in your discipline

Register for Introducing research indicators (bibliometrics and altmetrics)

Tuesday 10 December, 12.15-12.45

Deciding where to publish your research

There are qualitative and quantitative factors to consider when choosing a journal in which to publish your latest research. This webinar will unpick some of the quantitative factors in your decision-making process by exploring a range of journal indicators and how journal impact can be measured beyond citations.

This webinar will cover:

  • Journal-level indicators such as the Journal Impact Factor (JIF), SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) and Source Normalised Impact per Paper (SNIP), and their strengths and limitations
  • Identifying top-tier journals in a subject area and comparing journals on a range of indicators
  • How journals fare on rejection rates, the percent of non-cited material in a journal and the percentage of review articles
  • Comparing journals on citations in patents and policy documents

Register for Deciding where to publish your research

Wednesday 11 December, 12.15-12.45

Using research impact data in grant applications

Research funders are increasingly looking for the economic and societal impact of research, but how do you demonstrate this impact in a grant application? Using several tools, this webinar will help you track interest in your work beyond bibliometric citations.

This webinar will cover:

  • Exploring an individual’s and research group’s societal impact using Altmetric Explorer and SciVal data

Register for Using research impact data in grant applications

Thursday 12 December, 12.15-12.45

Identifying collaboration opportunities

Who is working in your discipline and would they make a good collaborator? Do you know who is citing your work? This webinar will help you investigate some of the quantitative and qualitative factors behind collaboration, whether those be existing or potential new collaborators, in academia or beyond.

This webinar will cover:

  • On an individual, research group and university level, evaluating existing collaborators using quantitative indicators
  • Finding potential collaborators in academia, industry and government sectors
  • Discover where other universities and research teams in your discipline are collaborating

Register for Identifying collaboration opportunities

Friday 13 December, 12.15-12.45

ORCID, Enlighten and Research Identifiers

An ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) identifier allows you to be uniquely identified and connected with your research activities. An ORCID or other research identifier will follow you throughout your career and can be linked to your outputs, research funding and other research activities.

This webinar will cover:

  • The ORCID Create and Connect functionality to link an ORCID to your Enlighten profile
  • An introduction to other research identifiers to enhance your research profile

Register for ORCID, Enlighten and Research Identifiers



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