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FORCE2018 at McGill University on October 11-12, 2018 – with pre-conference workshops on Oct 10 hosted at Concordia University
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Thursday, October 11 • 9:30am - 10:00am
Giving credit where it is due: how to make more meaningful connections between people, their roles, their work and impacts.

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Better recognition and reward for a full range of contributions of varying types and intensities are necessary to move science forward. Unfortunately, little infrastructure exists to identify, aggregate, present, and (ultimately) assess the impact of the hundreds of contributions made each day by a diverse research workforce. These significant problems are technical as well as social. Here we will describe approaches to address these issues, including data models to better represent contributor roles and the full array of research outputs, as well as opportunities and challenges related to the cultural aspects of incorporating these tools into traditional academic workflows. Finally, we'll apply these tools to real-life examples described in social media and elsewhere to illustrate the frustrations, the strains on the system, the lack of credit to underrepresented voices in research, and to empower real solutions. 

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Kristi Holmes

Professor & Director, Northwestern University
Kristi Holmes is the director of the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center and Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health & Biomedical Informatics) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her work is dedicated to empowering discovery and equitable access to... Read More →