Upcoming OpenAlex Webinars

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Jason Portenoy

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Jan 24, 2024, 9:46:50 AMJan 24
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Dear OpenAlex community,


We have a few new webinars coming up in February and March. Please go to https://openalex.org/webinars to register and get a link to join!


As a reminder, these webinars are 30-minute presentations on topics of broad relevance (recorded) followed by 15-minutes of Q&A on the topic. They are normally at 12pm Eastern time, but note that the February 22 webinar will be at 9am Eastern.


Upcoming webinars (register here):

February 8, 2024, 12pm EST — Institutional Profiles and Affiliation Curation in OpenAlex

Following the January release of the Open Leiden Rankings, come learn more about the underlying data in OpenAlex. We’ll go over how we match scholarly works to institutions and steps that institutions can take to further increase the accuracy of their institutional profiles in OpenAlex.


February 22, 2024, 9am EST — How EPFL uses OpenAlex for tailor-made scientometrics and benchmarking between Universities

In this webinar, the Academic Data Unit from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland (EPFL) will showcase how they use OpenAlex data to facilitate transparent, tailor-made scientometric analysis and university benchmarking. They will review their approach to navigate and combine over 65,000 concepts to form unique "areas of interest", enabling a clear comparative analysis of research trends and performance across universities. Using open data, their method offers a transparent approach to understanding and leveraging academic data for strategic insights.


March 14, 2024, 12pm EST — Query Building in OpenAlex: Creating Custom Research Areas

OpenAlex has many ways of classifying research to help researchers and institutions find the works they are looking for. In this webinar, we will review the different ways of finding research by topic in OpenAlex, walk through building complex queries, and present ways of quantifying how well your query achieves your goals.

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