Dr Daniel Hook1
1Digital Science, London, UK
Two of the key themes in information science today are context and security. In this talk we show a new, efficient approach to contextualising the information that you hold about the research community within your organisation while keeping institutional data secure. We will share a high-level technical summary of the approach and demonstrate how this connects to and augments your existing reporting and analysis infrastructure. We then provide a practical illustration of the power of this approach with two case studies. The first will show how to take data from a typical university research information management system and build context around these data to support strategic decision making throughout the institution; the second will focus on using enhanced levels of data access available through this tool to derive a bespoke set of insights around the current COVID situation.
Daniel Hook is CEO of Digital Science. He has been involved in research information management and software development for over a decade. Daniel is a mathematical physicist by training and holds visiting positions at Imperial College London and Washington University in St Louis. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and of the Centre for Science and Policy at the University of Cambridge. Daniel serves on the ORCID board as its Treasurer and is a co-chair of the Research on Research Institute.