As Director for Research Impact & Intelligence, I collaborate with campus stakeholders to translate information to insights. We have taken traditional services of researching, compiling, and delivering information and adapted and transformed services to include intelligence, benchmarking, and analytics. Doing so allows us more active participation in supporting Virginia Tech’s strategic research directions.
We utilize bibliometric, impact, institutional, funding, and industry data from sources such as Scival, Scopus, Web of Science, Mergent, NSF HERD, IPEDs, Funding Institutional and employ a variety of visualization tools such as Tableau and VosViewer to help identify research competencies, to understand collaboration networks and potential partnerships, and to demonstrate impact. We also provide background reports and benchmarking studies based by compiling, synthesizing, and providing analysis on key readings and web material.