Innovative dissemination practices and altmetrics

Organisers: OpenUP
Duration: 1.5 hrs
The workshop discusses the implications of open science for the research workflow in terms of dissemination and assessment. We will give concrete guidance to stakeholders on these topics, present best practice examples and give room for discussion and suggestions by the audience.

Workshop abstract

The goal of the workshop is to further the understanding of innovative dissemination practices in open science and their relationship with altmetrics. In the first part of the workshop, OpenUP project researchers will give an overview of an innovative dissemination framework. The framework describes good practices and gives recommendations on how to create a successful research dissemination strategy beyond traditional academic dissemination. A special focus will lie on how to reach target audiences beyond the research community (e.g. business or the general public). Participants will be able to test the framework and a toolbox based on their dissemination needs and to give feedback in a discussion that involves the perspective of all stakeholders of dissemination and assessment (researchers and research organizations, funders, policy makers, journalists, practitioners & businesses etc.). In the second part, we will present a taxonomy linking channels of dissemination and altmetrics indicators. In between, we will present best practice examples of innovative dissemination.

Target audience 

All stakeholders of dissemination and assessment: researchers & research organizations, funders, policy makers, journalists, practitioners & businesses etc.


11:30 - 11:35  Introduction to innovative dissemination (Peter Kraker)
11:35 - 11:40  Innovative dissemination case study 1 (Peter Kraker)
11:40 - 12:25  Innovative dissemination framework
11:40 - 11:50  Framework presentation (Peter Kraker)
11:50 - 12:00  1st validation exercise (Peter Kraker & Rainer Bachleitner)
12:10 - 12:15  Innovative dissemination case study 2 (Martine Oudenhoven)
12:15 - 12:20  2nd validation exercise (Peter Kraker & Rainer Bachleitner)
12:20 - 12:25  Innovative dissemination case study 3 (Menelaos Sotiriou)
12:25 - 12:45  Innovative Dissemination Toolbox
12:30 - 12:40  Presentation of the toolbox (Michela Vignoli & Rainer Bachleitner)
12:40 - 12:50 Discussion: how to approach businesses and the general public? (Michela Vignoli)
12:45 - 13:00 Taxonomy linking channels of dissemination and altmetrics indicators
12:45 - 12:55 Presentation of the taxonomy (Stephan Gauch)
12:55 -  13:00 Discussion (Stephan Gauch

Workshop overview

Workshop report




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Tags: Dissemination Scholarly Communication Altmetrics Practices Dissemination Channels Social Media Targeted Information Businesses General Public Improved Access to Information



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