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Transforming Research 2019 

Thank you to all who attended and all who sponsored Transforming Research 2019, helping to make it one of the most lively and engaging Conferences yet. With a wide-ranging program and a diverse speaker list, we hope you found actionable insights for you to implement upon your return to your institutions.

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We would like to thank the following for hosting the 2019 conference


The George Washington University (GWU), Washington DC, USA
Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052

Program Co-Chairs

Nicholas Vonortas
Institute for International Science and Technology Policy & Department of Economics
The George Washington University,

Mike Taylor
Head of Metrics Development 
Digital Science

2019 Organizing Committee

Mike Taylor, Digital Science

Nicholas Vonortas, George Washington University

Shmuel Ben-Gad, George Washington University

Sergio Salles-Filho, University of Campinas, Brazil

Anne Seymour, Johns Hopkins University

Kristi Holmes, Northwestern University

Barbara Kern, University of Chicago

Bart Ragon, University of Virginia

Joshua Schnell, Clarivate Analytics

Jeffrey Alexander, RTI International

Anne Stone, TBI Communications

Holly J. Falk-Krzesinski, Elsevier




2019 Program

The 2019 program covered a range of engaging and critically important topics for all attendees. This included:

  • Data governance and open data
  • Macro scale research transformation: How government and funders effect change
  • Science analytics for portfolio management and opportunity targeting
  • Managing the cycle of research planning, portfolio management, and evaluation
  • Entrepreneurialism, collaborations and economic impact

Benefits of attending

  • Two days of deep discussions into the practices, policies, and methods that will enable research to understand its own impact and potential for success
  • Bringing together leaders from a wide variety of disciplines, with contributions from a diverse, international audience
  • Speakers and panellists will explore The Structure of Research; Research, Policy and Strategy; Metrics, Evaluation and Behaviour; and Careers, Review and Promotion