Duane Williams from UberResearch explains how societies and publishers can make more informed investment decisions by focusing on research inputs in addition to outputs.
Duane Williams, PhD, is Vice President at UberResearch. Prior to joining UberResearch, Duane served as a Senior Scientific Analyst and Project Manager for the IP & Science business at Thomson Reuters. There he designed and led custom analyses and software development to facilitate data-driven objective assessments of research programs.
Duane received a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the Quantum Theory Project at the University of Florida where he published on refinement of protein structures through quantum mechanical calculations. His current work focuses on informing and improving strategic research investment decisions by developing new methods to quantify and characterize research impact, as well as examining the relationship between research outcomes and the actions taken in the design and implementation of the funding programs.