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The demise of the Impact Factor: The strength of the relationship ...

The demise of the Impact Factor: The strength of the relationship ... | medical research funding | Scoop.it
Thomson Reuters assigns most journals a yearly Impact Factor (IF), which is defined as the mean citation rate during that year of the papers published in that journal during the previous 2 years. The IF has been repeatedly ...
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Pragmatic Visualisation – GDS Transaction Data as a Treemap ...

Pragmatic Visualisation – GDS Transaction Data as a Treemap ... | medical research funding | Scoop.it
A week or two ago, the Government Data Service started publishing a summary document containing website transaction stats from across central government departments (GDS: Data Driven Delivery). The transactional ...
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Infographics, Explained by LEGO

Infographics, Explained by LEGO | medical research funding | Scoop.it
LEGO bricks illustrate the simple idea behind infographics.

Data: sorted, arranged, presented visually. Got it? Good.
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How can trade bodies make greater use of social media to improve the impact of their policy and research work?

How can trade bodies make greater use of social media to improve the impact of their policy and research work? | medical research funding | Scoop.it
How can trade bodies make greater use of social media to improve the impact of their policy and research work? Chris Sherwood, Co-Founder of Guerilla Policy and Director of Innovation and Developme...
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Arts grants focus on impact - Cincinnati.com

Arts grants focus on impact - Cincinnati.com | medical research funding | Scoop.it
It's everywhere - but does it mean the same thing?

Arts grants focus on impactCincinnati.com'Community impact' is the new measure in grant-making by ArtsWave (formerly the Fine Arts Fund), which raised $11 million in its 2012 annual campaign.and more »...
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Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

Wonderful analysis of how microblogging behind a company firewall can help info exchange - salesforce chatter - but some comments on pitfalls ie
"micro-blogging is not introduced and positioned as a way in which to help save time, improve existing work processes, and to increase engagement within the organisation, it will undoubtedly be negatively viewed by employees"

By Dan Pontefract

"In terms of increasing the engagement level and culture of an organisation, micro-blogging can provide several benefits, including:

- Greater understanding of what is actually going on in the organisation across teams or projects;
- Personalizing and demystifying the aura of senior leaders;

- Seeking opinion and exploring options before decisions are made;
- Driving engagement and the feeling that everyone’s opinion is important;
- Increasing social status of employees in business related matters;
- Providing information that is timely through non-formal use;
- Building trust amongst senior leaders and front-line workers in open, transparent ways;

- Weak chance of disrupting already established workflows"


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Big Data Philanthropy for Humanitarian Response

Big Data Philanthropy for Humanitarian Response | medical research funding | Scoop.it
Interesting - might help with eval

Curated by Beth Kanter

http://www.bethkanter.org


Patrick Meier has a post about "Big Data Philanthropy for Human Response."     Defined as: Data philanthropy involves companies sharing proprietary datasets for social good. 


Another indicator of the growing and important trend of data visualization across many sectors.


Original article here:

http://irevolution.net/2012/06/04/big-data-philanthropy-for-humanitarian-response/#



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The public’s role in helping the life sciences meet the UK’s ‘health and wealth’ ambitions

The public’s role in helping the life sciences meet the UK’s ‘health and wealth’ ambitions | medical research funding | Scoop.it

Public as partners in research - some great ideas from Simon on how to articulate the need for PPI to a sceptical audience...

 

This is an extract from a talk I gave on Monday to the Faculty of Medical Sciences at the University of Newcastle.  I tried to answer the following question:  The life sciences are seen as fundam...

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Are Donors and Nonprofits on the Same Path to Impact? Share your ...

Are Donors and Nonprofits on the Same Path to Impact? Share your ... | medical research funding | Scoop.it
Some good tools here - for impact of research and impact of charity
As some of our readers might recall, in February, we announced a joint partnership between the Wharton Program for Social Impact (WPSI) and the Center for High Impact Philanthropy in launching a Social Impact Analytics ...
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Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

By Dan Pontefract

"In terms of increasing the engagement level and culture of an organisation, micro-blogging can provide several benefits, including:

- Greater understanding of what is actually going on in the organisation across teams or projects;
- Personalizing and demystifying the aura of senior leaders;

- Seeking opinion and exploring options before decisions are made;
- Driving engagement and the feeling that everyone’s opinion is important;
- Increasing social status of employees in business related matters;
- Providing information that is timely through non-formal use;
- Building trust amongst senior leaders and front-line workers in open, transparent ways;

- Weak chance of disrupting already established workflows"


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The Welcome Email Is Dead!- Onboarding

The Welcome Email Is Dead!- Onboarding | medical research funding | Scoop.it

My non-profit friends. There are over 1.5 million non-profits in the US alone. The competition for donors is fierce. And, it starts with the competition for "subscribers" to your newsletter, your website, etc.  It costs a lot of money and/or time to get a new subscriber.  When you get one, welcome her/him with open arms with a message that encourages helpful next steps and makes him/her feel special.  Here is an article that tells you how to do that.  -Ken


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Knowledge Centre - Knowledge Peers

Knowledge Centre - Knowledge Peers | medical research funding | Scoop.it
Might be an interesting resource?
Peer-to-peer, practical guidance and learning for business and charity leaders. Knowledge Peers brings you know-how and insight from directors who have been there and done it.
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Guide - The Next Generation of Community Participation - Community Collaboratives

Guide - The Next Generation of Community Participation - Community Collaboratives | medical research funding | Scoop.it
Via a Simon denegri tweet - great models and tools -


To achieve their goals, community collaboratives need to be more than just a collection of institutions. Without community members actively sharing in the process, collaboratives lose an opportunity for better results.
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Visualising Data » Blog Archive » Guest post: How Governments can better use data visualization

Visualising Data » Blog Archive » Guest post: How Governments can better use data visualization | medical research funding | Scoop.it
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“Qualitative Data Visualization” | actionable data

Just sharing another excellent blog post from Susan Elliot: “Qualitative Data Visualization: An Interview with Dr. Stuart Henderson” The interview includes some discussion of visualization tools, which of course interested me in ...
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Infographics Are Broken... We Can Do Better.

Infographics Are Broken... We Can Do Better. | medical research funding | Scoop.it

Infographics on the web are so bad and so broken. They are everywhere, yet few actually do a decent job of conveying information- some even argue that they are ruining the Internet. They tend to be formulaic and overreaching, often cobbling together too much information instead of focusing on the one or two nuggets that are truly useful. (How much better would most infographics be if they pulled out the most salient chart or set of stats and discarded the rest?)

What publishers need is a better way to create and present visual data. We need a tool to produce well-designed infographics on our own—quickly, efficiently, and cheaply. And not just one-size-fits-all infographics—all kinds of data visualizations, from simple bar charts to interactive maps and timelines...

 


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Visualising Data » Blog Archive » Talk slides: The 8 hats of data visualisation

Visualising Data » Blog Archive » Talk slides: The 8 hats of data visualisation | medical research funding | Scoop.it

Another classic from Andy Kirk - using the 'hats' idea to breakdown the different steps/skills required in data visualisation - 

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Aggregating Content and Network Information to Curate Twitter User Lists

Really detailed analysis of how twitter groups can be used to show 'balance' or 'reality' of a story -

Abstract:

Twitter introduced user lists in late 2009, allowing users to be grouped according to meaningful topics or themes. Lists have since been adopted by media outlets as a means of organising content around news stories. Thus the curation of these lists is important - they should contain the key information gatekeepers and present a balanced perspective on a story. Here we address this list curation process from a
recommender systems perspective. We propose a variety of criteria for generating user list recommendations, based on content analysis, network analysis, and the "crowdsourcing" of existing user lists. We demonstrate that these types of criteria are often only successful for datasets with certain characteristics. To resolve this issue, we propose the aggregation of these dif ferent "views" of a news story on Twitter to produce more accurate user recommendations to support the curation process.

 

http://arxiv.org/pdf/1206.1728.pdf


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5 Underutilized Applications for Infographics

5 Underutilized Applications for Infographics | medical research funding | Scoop.it
I really like the idea of using info graphics on white papers - thinking of the royal society paper from 2 yrs ago - a good way for us to go?

The use of infographics has grown significantly over the past few years.

Today, they are used to both inform and engage audiences in many different industries and settings. There are still a few areas, however, where there is a great opportunity to improve and transform communication through information design. Here are five areas I believe could benefit greatly from the use of infographics and data visualization...


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The Power of Story in Business Analysis

The Power of Story in Business Analysis | medical research funding | Scoop.it
Great synopsis - and shows stories have a powerful role in quantitative projects

Tell me if you’ve heard this one before – you’re on a project that was thrust on your stakeholder groups from high above.  They were insufficiently consulted during the problem definition phase, and they are now questioning everything during implementation. These stakeholders can’t get the project to be outright cancelled, but they can cause it to be ultimately unsuccessful if they don’t commit to putting their time and energy into ensuring that the solution being developed is appropriately used.


Sound familiar? It sure does to me! 


So what is a leader, manager, consultant to do? Add stories into the mix.


I like this article because it directly addresses the difficulties of project management, enrolling people to your cause, and how stories can be one of the remedies applied.


The author includes 3 steps to shift the situation and get your projects back on track. If you are stuck -- read this. 


And if you consult with others, tuck this list in your back pocket to keep your clients & project on track.


Read the full article here:

http://www.batimes.com/articles/the-power-of-story-in-business-analysis.html ;


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, June 23, 2012 12:39 PM
Glad you like it Jan! Thanks for the comment. Have a great weekend :)
Venkadesh Narayanan's curator insight, March 14, 2015 6:58 AM

http://bacourse.com/

SNMinc WebGems's curator insight, April 24, 2015 3:39 PM

Storytelling always keeps your audience engaged.

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NHLBI Program to Advance Translational Research « Research!America

Great example of government funding 'plugging a whole' in the translational pathway

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Visualising Data » Blog Archive » Newly launched – The Miso Project

Visualising Data » Blog Archive » Newly launched – The Miso Project | medical research funding | Scoop.it
See on Scoop.it – Digital and Graphic Design Tips, Tools and Tricks in Higher Education This week has seen the launch of The Miso Project, an “open source toolkit designed to expedite the creation of high-quality interactive ...
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Data Visualization: Simplicity

Data Visualization:  Simplicity | medical research funding | Scoop.it

Curated by Beth Kanter

http://www.bethkanter.org  


A big hat tip to Lauren Moss, another visual data curator - http://www.scoop.it/t/visual-data for finding this post from Flowing Data blog on data visualization techniques for non graphic designers.


This points out the important of simplicity.  How can you illustrate your insight as simply and sharply as possible? 




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New open data platform launches

New open data platform launches | medical research funding | Scoop.it
Looks interesting

Open data is everywhere. However, open data initiatives often manifest as mere CSV dumps on a forlorn web page.

Junar, Lunfardo (Argentina slang) for "to know" or "to view," seeks to help government and organizations take the guesswork out of developing their own software for such efforts.

Their open data platform allows organizations to collect and select their data, publish it, create reports and dashboards, and share their data online. The solution can be hosted or integrated into the organization's website, and the data can be made open or for internal use only. End users can "follow" live data on the site, download it, or embed it. There's also a built in API, so the organization doesn't have to develop one of their own.

Junar looks like it's ready to fill the gap in open data publishing with its soup to nuts approach. With lots of great features and an easy to use interface, it seems like a welcome change to the alternatives...


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The demise of the Impact Factor: The strength of the relationship ...

The demise of the Impact Factor: The strength of the relationship ... | medical research funding | Scoop.it
Thomson Reuters assigns most journals a yearly Impact Factor (IF), which is defined as the mean citation rate during that year of the papers published in that journal during the previous 2 years. The IF has been repeatedly ...
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