Team science in agriculture: Perspectives on the Ohio State University agricultural experiment station’s SEEDS competitive grant program
Aldridge J, Smith K, Cochran G. Team science in agriculture: Perspectives on the Ohio State University agricultural experiment station’s SEEDS competitive grant program. Oral presentation at 2017 SciTS Conference. Clearwater Beach, FL. Jun 14, 2017. Approaches To Foster New Innovative Collaborations. Online at: http://www.scienceofteamscience.org/2017-agenda.
The Ohio State University’s agriculture experiment
station, the OARDC, is the largest public and privately
funded research organization in Ohio and the largest
agbioscience research facility in the U.S. Agbioscience
integrates scientific disciplines to focus on finding
solutions to societal problems including food security,
safety and health, environmental sustainability, and
bio-based energy. The goal of SEEDS: The OARDC
Competitive Grants Program is to encourage new
research in agbioscience. SEEDS scientists work closely
with researchers in 6 other OSU colleges plus OSU
Extension. To date, there has been little measurement
of the scientific productivity of the research output
resulting from SEEDS grant funding.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the level of
scientific productivity of the SEEDS grant program by
bibliometric analysis. Objectives include:
1. calculate the h-index
2. calculate the average citations per item
3. compare the productivity of the grant with US universities and agricultural science programs
4. examine the productivity of the grant’s subcategories
Scientific productivity can be measured through
bibliometric analysis in any field that produces
publications. The basic idea of bibliometrics is to
evaluate the attention publications receive within the
scientific community by counting formal citations in
the literature. Citation reports were generated using
Thomson Reuter’s Web of Science (WoS). SEEDS output
in WoS includes papers, conference proceedings, book
chapters, patents, and doctoral dissertations.
Findings include the h-index and average citations
per item of the SEEDS program with several of its
subcategories above or well above average when
compared to agricultural sciences and U.S universities.
The research findings will inform OARDC practice and
policy decisions regarding SEED’s future.
This research contributes to SciTS because it
evaluates the outcome of a team science initiative in
agbioscience, a discipline underrepresented in the field.
Type of Publication:
scits 2017 conference, presentation, agriculture, SEEDS
Addresses these goal(s):
- Learn about the field of team science: history, theory and concepts
- Conduct research on/evaluate team science
Resource created by Jane Hwang on 10/5/2017 3:05:09 PM.