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Plum Analytics and figshare collaborate to ensure researchers get credit for their research.

Press Release: [December 3, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 Plum Analytics

Abstract: In ever-growing efforts to provide a full picture of research and researchers, Plum Analytics and figshare are working together to provide metrics about the use of datasets. figshare has pioneered the sharing of research beyond the traditional publishing model by providing an easy mechanism for researchers to share datasets. These datasets include artifacts such as spreadsheets, figures, photos, papers, etc. figshare makes it easy for researchers to get credit for this research by publishing it in a discoverable way outside of journals. figshare keeps metrics such as views and shares for every dataset artifact so researchers and others can see which datasets are most used.


Philadelphia — December 3, 2012 –In ever-growing efforts to provide a full picture of research and researchers, Plum Analytics and figshare are working together to provide metrics about the use of datasets. figshare has pioneered the sharing of research beyond the traditional publishing model by providing an easy mechanism for researchers to share datasets. These datasets include artifacts such as spreadsheets, figures, photos, papers, etc. figshare makes it easy for researchers to get credit for this research by publishing it in a discoverable way outside of journals. figshare keeps metrics such as views and shares for every dataset artifact so researchers and others can see which datasets are most used.

Utilizing the figshare API, Plum Analytics is gathering metrics about datasets and organizing them to provide a composite and comprehensive view of researchers, and their affiliations such as departments, labs, institutions, etc. "We are excited to work with figshare whose datasets are becoming more and more important to measuring the impact of research," said Andrea Michalek, co-founder of Plum Analytics. "We are seeing very interesting results as we aggregate the large variety of metrics available and discovering what research is making the largest impact."

"One of the most important things about figshare is that the datasets themselves become a part of the scholarly record, and researchers get credit from sharing them," said Mark Hahnel, founder of figshare. "With Plum Analytics using our metrics, they help provide that connection to the researcher, and give the researchers credit for sharing the individual datasets."

figshare is opening up research communities to more opportunities of sharing research beyond the traditional publishing route. By partnering with them, Plum Analytics helps researchers and their affiliations both get credit for and promote their research, ultimately assessing the research with the most impact.

About figshare

figshare allows researchers to publish all of their research outputs in seconds in an easily citable, sharable and discoverable manner. All file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models. For more information about figshare, visit http://figshare.com.

About Plum Analytics

Founded by industry veterans Andrea Michalek and Mike Buschman, Plum Analytics was formed in 2012 with the vision of assisting institutions determine the current research impact of theirs and others. Plum is headquartered in Philadelphia and Seattle. For more information about Plum Analytics, visit http://www.plumanalytics.com.

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:December 3, 2012
Publisher:Plum Analytics
Company: Plum Analytics
Record Number:17462
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-12-03 10:28:12