Thomson Reuters and Discovery Logic: 

Tools for Measuring the Impact of Research Funding Decisions and Providing Quantitative Foundations for Science Policy


What does your agency know about the effectiveness of the research programs that it funds - and how is this represented to the public?  Are you interested in preserving scientific integrity, tracking research outcomes, and analyzing research trends using data-driven research performance indicators?


Join Thomson Reuters, producer of ISI Web of Science the world's leading source of intelligent information, and our partner, Discovery Logic, a leading provider of scientific and technical intelligence, productivity and portfolio management systems, as we present -  


Tools for Measuring the Impact of Research Funding Decisions and Providing Quantitative Foundations for Science Policy


Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Library of Congress, Madison Building

National Digital Library Learning Center (NDLLC), off the main lobby in the Madison Bldg. 

9:30AM to 12:30 PM

 Address: 100 Independence Ave, SE, Washington, DC, Metro stop is Capitol South, Orange/Blue lines.              



9:30-10:00 - Registration and continental breakfast


10:00 - 10:15 - Introduction and overview of Thomson Reuters Healthcare and Science


10:20 - 10:45 - Overview of ScienceWireŽ - Discovery Logic's data visualization and database infrastructure comprised of multiple scientific data sources interlinked to provide real-time information on scientific funding, productivity, and impact.  The ScienceWire platform maps research performance by revealing relationships between projects, people and ideas through analysis of seemingly unrelated data - the results of which assist Government agencies in making informed R&D decisions.


10:50- 11:20 - Demonstration of the ScienceWireŽ Grant Portfolio Management System. ScienceWire helps Agencies, nonprofit and academic organizations correlate research funding with resulting public health outcomes by automating the linkage between research grants and quantitative output and outcome indicators (including publications and citations), and provides analytic tools for evaluation of research grant portfolios.


11:25-12:00 - Overview of Discovery Logic's Analytics Group - A presentation of the latest research and evaluation projects performed using the ScienceWire platform, addressing such questions as program evaluation, applicant and workforce demographics, program impact, person- and organization based-networks, and trend analysis.


12:00- 12:30 Closing and networking lunch


Registration: E-Mail Jim Oliver, [log in to unmask], to register.

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For information about ThomsonReuters Scientific/ ISI services, contact the below:

Tom Love
Strategic Account Manager, Government Market

Healthcare & Science

Thomson Reuters

Mobile:  +1-484-343-0918

Office:   +1-215-243-1804

Fax:       +1-215-689-4159

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 See you on November 10th!!




James W. Oliver
FEDLINK Vendor Services Coordinator
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4935
V-(202)707-4960, F-(202)707-4955
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