BRIC 2019

Hosted at Université Laval
May 15-16th, 2019

In 2019, we expanded our 2 day format to include an unaffiliated but related pre-conference workshop, plus planned for a larger attendance. We sold out quickly and once again exceeded our anticipated capacity. We were thrilled to see some more new attendees and speakers, including several from the United States, plus a few notable speakers from the federal government and the private sector. Our theme: Bibliometrics: Who Cares?

Organizers for BRIC 2019, held at the Université Laval COPL facility in Quebec City:

  • Eve Richard, Université Laval

  • Shannon Gordon, University of Waterloo

  • Jeffrey Demaine, CRKN

  • Deirdre Moore, Natural Resources Canada

  • George Duimovich, Carleton University

topics covered by speakers

Presentations- Day One **

  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Bibliotechtonics -- The transformation of scholarly communications and its effects on discovery and analytics [PDF]
    Éric Archambault, CEO and founder of Science-Metrix

  • Bibliometrics: who cares? [Panel presentations]
    Stéphane Mercure, Senior Evaluation Officer at Canadian Foundation for Innovation [PDF]
    Kevin Fitzgibbons, Executive Director, Policy and Planning, NSERC [PDF]
    Susan Morris, Director, Evaluation at NSERC & SSHRC
    Catherine Ste-Marie, Director, Change Management, Federal S&T Infrastructure Initiative (FSTII) [PDF]

  • Tri-Council tipping point: Ready for OpenScience in Canada? [PDF]
    Jeffrey Demaine, Canadian Research Knowledge Network

  • Demonstrating the importance of research engagement and open access using bibliometrics [PDF]
    Mike Taylor, Head of Metrics Development, Digital Science

  • University rankings, just a marketing stunt? [PDF]
    Christine Brodeur, Polytechnique Montréal

  • The use of bibliometrics in support to strategy definition exercises? [PDF]
    Guillaume Warnan, Elsevier

  • Bibliometrics driving research clusters at the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology [PDF]
    Lisa Pokrajac, University of Waterloo
    Shannon Gordon, University of Waterloo

  • Scholarly metrics in specialized settings: A view from the trenches
    Elaine Lasda, University at Albany
    Rebecca Welzenbach, University of Michigan Library

Presentations - Day Two **

  • Challenges in defining the right comparator/benchmark in research evaluation [panel]
    Christopher Manual, Senior Performance Analyst [PDF]
    Maude Lethiecq-Normand, Intelligence Analyst, National Research Council Canada, Library and Information Management Services [PDF]

  • Is there a need for the manual disambiguation of author names in bibliographic database when producing bibliometric statistics?
    David Campbell, Chief Scientist, Science-Metrix Inc.
    Alexandra Bédard-Vallée, Research Analyst, Science-Metrix Inc.
    Grégoire Côté,VP and General Manager, Science-Metrix Inc.
    Guillaume Warnan, Senior Consultant, Research Intel, Elsevier

  • Standardizing institutional affiliations in Canada – navigating the issues [panel]
    Andrea Szwajcer, University of Manitoba
    Maude Lethiecq-Normand, National Research Council Canada
    Catherine Lapalme, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
    Guillaume Warnan, Elsevier

  • What does it take to have precise indicators? [PDF]
    Held Barbosa de Souza, Observatoire des sciences et des technologies

  • Research assessment frameworks around the world [PDF]
    George Duimovich, Carleton University
    Shannon Gordon, University of Waterloo

  • Comparison between the impact factor values and the Scopus bibliometric indicators CiteScore, SJR and SNIP, for a set of 1800 journals distributed in six research area [PDF]
    Jean Rancourt, Université du Québec à Montréal

  • Mathematics ≠ Science: A study in citation rates over time [PDF]
    Samuel Hansen, University of Michigan

  • InCites at Queen’s - First Impressions & the Bigger Picture
    Rosarie Coughlan, Queen’s University

  • Not just a number: Simplify scholarly communication with ORCID [PDF]
    Jeffrey Demaine, Canadian Research Knowledge Network

  • Awareness, reality and incorporation of responsible use of metrics [Panel] [PDF]
    Thane Chambers, University of Alberta
    Heather Cunningham, University of Toronto
    Marisa Ruccolo, The Web of Science Group

** Presentations posted with permission of presenter(s).

View the full BRIC 2019 program here (PDF) and photo gallery from event here.