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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September – Nader Ale Ebrahim – Altmetric



Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September – Nader Ale Ebrahim

Fran Davies, 18th September 2015

Icinghower - Ambassador ProgramAt the end of July this year, Stacy Konkiel, Cat Williams and I launched the Altmetric Ambassadors
program. The aim of the program is to engage members of staff with an
interest in altmetrics across all types of organisation, and give them
the tools and the knowledge to spread the word on altmetrics to their
colleagues. Roughly 200 people have signed up be Ambassadors so far, and
we’re very excited to be working with them all! Each month, we’ll be
releasing an “Ambassador of the month” blog post, in which we’ll
introduce one of the ambassadors and talk about the ways they’ve been
promoting altmetrics and Altmetric at their organisation.
Our Ambassador of the Month for September is Nader Ale Ebrahim, a visiting research fellow with the Centre for Research Services
at the University of Malaya. Nader’s key research interests include
bibliometrics and the ways in which researchers can use online research
tools to promote their work and increase their citation counts. He has
run over 100 workshops for researchers in Malaysia, and is considered an
authority on research promotion practices and metrics tools.
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Nader’s official website
Since
becoming an Altmetric Ambassador, Nader has been actively promoting
altmetrics at his institution, and has run three workshops for
researchers. The first of these took place at the College of Business at
Universiti Utara Malaysia, with the title “Strategies to Increase
Citation Counts”. The second took place at the University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur campus. This workshop focused on ways for researchers to
create and maintain effective academic profiles, and included a series
of talks on strategies for improving research visibility, reporting on
research impact, and driving citations. Nader gave his most recent
presentation just last week, at Universiti Utara Malaysia. In the images
below, you can see him introducing the Altmetric top 100 data for 2014, as a way of demonstrating how altmetrics can illustrate public engagement with research.
These
presentations have allowed Nader to engage with the researcher
community in Malaysia, and increase awareness of altmetrics and
Altmetric data. The talks have also given the attendees the opportunity
to meet and learn like-minded researchers, and share their thoughts and
experiences with regard to the fast-moving world of online research
dissemination.
Nader and colleagues at his most recent workshop


In
the last few years, research assessment bodies and major funders have
increased their requirements for HEIs and researchers to report on the “broader impacts”
of their work, meaning academics and research officers are under
increasing pressure to acclimatise to these new requirements and make
use of the tools available to see who is mentioning research, and what
they’ve been saying.

Nader Discussing Altmetric data at his most recent workshop
Nader Discussing Altmetric data at his most recent workshop
This
is why we’re really pleased that the Altmetric Ambassadors program has
attracted researchers like Nader who have a genuine interest in helping
other academics make use of the tools available, enabling them to view
the impact their research has had. We feel he epitomises the value of
having on-campus advocates for altmetrics. It’s also great that he is
able to contextualise Altmetric, and present Altmetric data as being
part of a whole suite of research management tools that can help
researchers view, monitor and drive the impact of their publications.

We
hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post, and hopefully learning a little
more about the Ambassadors scheme in the process! Next month, our
research metrics consultant Stacy Konkiel will be writing up a post on
one of our librarian ambassadors, so stay tuned! If you’d like to apply
for the Ambassador, please visit this page to find out more!

You can also follow #altambs to Twitter for updates on all things Ambassador-related, and find more information about Altmetric services for researchers here. Thanks for reading!

8 Responses to “Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September – Nader Ale Ebrahim”

InvestigaUNED (@InvestigaUNED)
September 18, 2015 at 12:00 am
Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September http://t.co/tIZ4xg9vjh
Jean Peccoud (@peccoud)
September 19, 2015 at 12:00 am
[@altmetric blog] Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September http://t.co/iKQ1f6ToUB
@aleebrahim
September 19, 2015 at 12:00 am
Nader Ale Ebrahim selected as Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September | http://t.co/KBSo7vNrbS http://t.co/fE8Bx52MJP
dominique chalono (@domchalono)
September 20, 2015 at 12:00 am
Altmetric
Ambassador of the Month – September: At the end of July this year,
Stacy Konkiel, Cat Wil... http://t.co/9dga7LV3BH #altmetric
[…] Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September […]
[…] Source: http://www.altmetric.com/blog/altmetric-ambassador-of-the-month-september/ […]
[…]
fellow ambassadors of the month Nader Ale Ibrahim and Colleen Willis,
Elisabeth is clearly someone with a genuine interest in altmetrics, who
wants […]
Nader Ale Ebrahim (@aleebrahim)
January 4, 2016 at 12:00 am
Meet
@aleebrahim, our @altmetric ambassador of the month! He's been busy
runnning some great #altmetrics workshops: https://t.co/1khJJIp2iS


Altmetric Ambassador of the Month – September – Nader Ale Ebrahim – Altmetric

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