University of Tennessee Knoxville
Webinar Series: InCites Implementation and Training 

Webinar Series:
Getting to know InCites Benchmarking and Analytics

This webinar series will introduce you to the powerful capabilities of University of Tennessee Knoxville's new access to InCites Benchmarking and Analytics tool, which is based upon the publication and citation data from Web of Science.  

Nick Mitchell, our Solutions Specialist from the Web of Science Group will host the sessions and be available for any questions or additional follow up.


Nick Mitchell, PhD
Solutions Specialist
Web of Science Group

Nick Mitchell, PhD is a Solutions Consultant with Clarivate Analytics, a world leader in research information and performance intelligence tools. To provide North America’s most influential research organizations with valued insight, Nick routinely calls upon his 15-years of experience as a neurobiology researcher, data analyst, and project manager. 

Session 1: 
Research performance evaluation at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville: an orientation to InCites Benchmarking & Analytics and common use cases

  • Date | Time November 6, 2019 | 9AM ET
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  • Duration: 75 Minutes
  • Description: InCites Benchmarking and Analytics is a cloud-based platform designed for research evaluation and reporting. To promote greater awareness of this tool and how it can support the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's research enterprise goals, this session will introduce new users to the following:
  • Bibliometrics as a way of measuring past research performance
  • Orientation to the InCites interface, data sources, and essential workflows
  • Best practices for creating benchmarking reports (i.e., UTENN vs. IPEDS peers)
  • Exposure to additional use cases for stakeholders in Academic Affairs & Student Success, Institutional Research, Corporate & Foundation Engagement, International Affairs, Economic Development, Sponsored Programs, Communications & Public Relations, and the Office of Research

Session 2:
Research performance indicators (i.e., bibliometrics), when and how to apply them toward sound, data-driven decisions

  • Date | Time November 6, 2019 | 1PM ET
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  • Duration 60 Minutes
  • Description Bibliometrics are measurements applied to research literature. At the most basic level, these measurements are typically categorized as applying to either output (counting) or citations (influence or relevance). A variety of indicators can be derived from bibliometric measures. Such indicators can inform past performance and future strategy. This session offers an introduction to bibliometrics and a review of when and how certain bibliometric indicators can be used to responsibly and reliably inform decision making. Stakeholders interested in using InCites to evaluate research 

Session 3:
Research evaluation reports and institutional benchmarking deep dive

  • Date | Time November 7, 2019 | 10AM ET
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  • Duration 60 Minutes
  • Description At this point, users who are familiar with basic use cases and research performance indicators can begin pursuing more advanced InCites workflows. This session will pick up where session one left off. We will explore discipline specific benchmarking, ranking by various indicators, and the creation of unique datasets in Web of Science that can be exported to the InCites platform. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to explore use cases that match their interest.

Session 4:
Beyond benchmarking: find collaborators, funding opportunities, business partners, new hires, and your competition with InCites B&A

Date | Time 
November 14, 2019 | 11AM ET

Registration Link​

60 Minutes

Beyond benchmarking introduces participants to InCites use cases like finding collaborators, business partners, new hires, competitor monitoring, and research horizon scanning. Participants are encouraged to bring their own interests to this session. This session seeks to maximize InCites utilization by demonstrating its resourcefulness to users across the campus and system. Stakeholders in offices like Academic Affairs & Student Success, Institutional Research, Corporate & Foundation Engagement, International Affairs, Sponsored Programs, Economic Development, Communications & Public Relations, and the Office of Research are encouraged to attend this session.