Program at a Glance

Schedule

  • Monday, May 11, 2020
      10 a.m.-11 a.m.

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    Keynote: "Connecting the Dots: Using Computational Social Science and Social Network Data to Map and Foster Scientific Collaboration"
    Raffaele Vacca, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Co-leader of the Network Science Module at University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute

    In the last few years, science and academia have witnessed an extraordinary expansion of bibliographic databases, expertise systems, and different types of online footprints of scientific production. As large bodies of data on scientific activities have become increasingly available, computer and social scientists have developed new and powerful

    Vacca will present some of the research projects currently conducted by the University of Florida BEBR/CTSI Network Science Lab, an interdisciplinary team of social scientists who apply computational methods to the study of scientific activity and collaboration. He’ll focus on projects based on social network analysis and topic modeling, highlighting three major aims of this type of research: describe how science and collaboration happen, explain why they happen that way, and intervene to foster them. Some of the specific questions addressed by these projects are how to define and identify professional communities at a research university, what are the determinants of scientific collaboration between individuals and organizations, and how to best design and implement "network interventions" for team science.

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
      10 a.m.-11 a.m.

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    Keynote: "Research Information Management in the United States"
    Rebecca Bryant, Senior Program Officer, OCLC Research

    Research information management is the aggregation, curation, and utilization of information about research. It is emerging as an important new service category in American universities.

    Bryant will share highlights of her research into this topic and particularly describe primary U.S. cases, how American practices are distinctive from European—and indeed—global practices, and the importance of cross-institutional collaboration to ensure quality data and reduce workflow duplication.

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2020
     10 a.m.-11 a.m.

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    Lightning Talks: What’s Happening at Your University?
    Find out what Florida universities are doing to collect their research information and promote their expertise. Each speaker will present a brief overview of their institution's current systems and future plans. This is a great way to get a snapshot of what’s happening in this domain.
    Florida ExpertNet: Amy Finley, Rebecca Augustyniak
       "Florida ExpertNet Statewide Portal"
    FAU Research: Karin Scarpinato
       "TeamSparX - A Collaboration Tool for Teams"
    FIU: Bryan Cooper, David Driesbach
       "The Future Is Now: VIVO Architecture, Partners, and Scholars@FIU"
    FSU FEAS: Peggy Wright-Cleveland, Tiffany Phillips
       “One Day at a Time”
    FSU Libraries: Devin Soper
       "ORCID @ FSU: Connecting Research & Researchers"
    UCF Library: Sarah Norris
       “What’s Happening at UCF: The Office of Scholarly Communication & Campus Collaborations”
    UF: Kevin Hanson
       “VIVO at the University of Florida”
    UNF Research: John Kantner
       “Planning for UNF’s Future: From Excel Spreadsheets to a Full-Fledged Expertise System”
    UWF Research: Matt Schwartz
       "Creating a Campus-Based Peer-to-Peer Researcher Network"
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2020
     10 a.m.-11 a.m.

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    The Art and Science of Data Curation
    Being able to curate and load high-quality data is arguably the most critical component of a successful implementation of a discovery system. Creative data modeling and innovative integration also define successful curation. This session will provide perspectives across two Florida institutions, as well as within two areas of one institution. We will share lessons learned from our implementation related to data curation, including a variety of partnerships and skillsets solicited and leveraged. We also will share examples of data elements curated at our institutions to reinforce the key principles and process of effective data curation.
    Bryan Cooper
    Associate Dean, Engagement and Innovation
    University Libraries
    Florida International University
    David Driesbach
    Assistant Vice President for Research
    Florida International University
    Chris Barnes
    Director for Informatics and Technology, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    University of Florida
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020
     10 a.m.-11 a.m.

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    Creating a Compelling Case for an Expertise System at Your University
    Mike Conlon
    Project Director, VIVO
    University of Florida
    Karin Scarpinato
    Senior Associate Vice President, Research
    Florida Atlantic University
    Joshua Roney
    Associate Director for Research Development
    University of Central Florida
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2020
     10 a.m.-11 a.m.

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    Scholars@FIU: Data Elements and Stakeholder Analysis
    Bryan Cooper
    Associate Dean, Engagement and Innovation
    University Libraries
    Florida International University
    David Driesbach
    Assistant Vice President for Research
    Florida International University
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
     10 a.m.-11 a.m.

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    Challenges and Successes in Building an Expertise System: Human and Financial Cost
    Chris Barnes
    Director for Informatics and Technology, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
    University of Florida
    Bryan Cooper
    Associate Dean, Engagement and Innovation
    University Libraries
    Florida International University
    David Driesbach
    Assistant Vice President for Research
    Florida International University
    Peggy Wright-Cleveland
    Director, Faculty Development and Advancement
    Florida State University
    Tiffany Phillips
    IT Support Specialist, Faculty Development and Advancement
    Florida State University
  • Tuesday, June 23, 2020
     10 a.m.-11 a.m.

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    Marketing, Outreach, and Customer Support
    Rebecca Augustyniak
    Director, Florida ExpertNet
    Florida State University
    Amy Finley
    Associate Director, Florida ExpertNet
    Florida State University
    Carol Ann Dykes Logue
    Site Manager, Central Florida Research Park Incubator
    University of Central Florida
  • Tuesday, June 30, 2020
     10 a.m.-11 a.m.
    Brainstorming, Wrap-up, and Planning for the Future
    Help us plan for the future of this community. Share what you've learned and join us in identifying our biggest challenges and charting the way forward.

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