Using altmetrics to track conversations about your research - Learning Lab, 15 September 2015

10 September 2015
Michelle Moore

Join us for a free webinar on Tuesday 15 September, 2pm BST

Attention, engagement or impact? Using altmetrics to track conversations about your research

Digital scholarship and online research dissemination has led to a growing body of conversation about research taking place online across a range of non-traditional sources. The momentum of the alternative metrics or ‘altmetrics’ movement – tracking attention to research papers across sources such as policy documents, news, blogs and social media – signals a demand to understand research engagement much more quickly than is possible with traditional citations. The importance of reporting back to funders on societal impact and the limitations of bibliometrics such as the Journal Impact Factor have also contributed to the need for researchers and institutions to track online attention toresearch.

This webinar, organised by STRIVE and RESYST, discusses: 

  • the emergence of altmetrics and how to interpret the data
  • what altmetrics can tell us about research engagement and impact 
  • attention sources tracked, tools and how it works at
  • examples of HIV research
  • qualitative data

Natalia Madjarevic joined Altmetric as Training and Implementation Manager in 2014, where she coordinates the rollout of Altmetric tools with new customers and runs the training programme. Natalia was previously Research Support Services Manager at LSE Library, where she was responsible for open access, bibliometrics activities, research data management and liaison with the Department of Economics. She has worked in a range of libraries including UCL, Queen Mary, University of London and The Guardian. Her professional interests include open access to publicly funded research, using altmetrics to inform and understand research impact and new forms of digital scholarship.  


9:00am Washington DC

2:00pm London

3:00pm Geneva

3:00pm Johannesburg

4:00pm Kampala/Mwanza

6:30pm New Delhi/Bangalore

To join this Learning Lab, register below.


To join the webinar, you must call in AND join online to hear audio and view the slides.

1. Register online now. You will then receive an email giving you the access code & toll-free numbers to dial.

2. Log in to Ready Talk as a participant online, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can see the slides. Access code 9272774.

3. Dial in to Ready Talk on your telephone, shortly before the presentation begins, so you can hear the presenter speaking. Access code 9272774.

Other toll-free numbers are available here. See your confirmation email for the link. Alternatively, dial the US toll-free number from Skype: 866.740.1260.

Please send enquiries to Michelle [dot] Moore [at] LSHTM [dot] ac [dot] uk by Friday 11th September 2015.