Unless otherwise indicated, any training sessions listed here are available for University of Reading staff, or postgraduate research students (marked as RRDP) only.

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Introduction to Altmetric Explorer

October 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Who is it for

Primarily research-related staff but also anyone interested in tracking media attention to research publications

Brief description of course :
Altmetric Explorer helps you track mentions to research outputs from Twitter, Facebook, news outlets, Wikipedia, Mendeley and lots of other ‘alternative’ sources. This hands-on session will show you how to use the tool to investigate and analyse the reach and impact of your research.  This is a 90 minute session however the last 30 minutes will be allocated for hands-on activities.  If you do not want to stay for the activities then please feel free to leave the session after 60 minutes.

Following the session you will be able to:

  • Understand the background and rationale for altmetrics
  • Understand what the Altmetric ‘donut’ means
  • Track media attention to research publications
  • Find out who’s saving your publications in Mendeley
  • Understand how you could use Altmetric data in grant applications, CVs, and impact statements


Karen Rowlett


University of Reading

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