Barr has presented at a number of conferences and workshops on her research with CAPR and other CSID projects. Most recently, she helped organize an edited volume – part of a partnership with Dalian University of Technology in Dalian, China – titled Peer Review, Research Integrity, and the Governance of Science: Practice, Theory, and Current Discussions (Renmin Press, China), and a corresponding follow-up workshop by the same name in Dalian, China. She and Dr. Holbrook traveled to Northwestern University this past June to present at the altmetrics12 workshop on the relationship between peer review and alternative measures (altmetrics) of research impact. Barr's presentation concluded that if the democratization of academic knowledge and its subsequent impact upon society is to gain momentum, then peer review needs to be supplemented, not substituted, with alternative metrics that track the uptake and re-use of academic work beyond traditional venues for the dissemination of scholarly research (the conference abstract is available here).
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