Heather Piwowar is a postdoc research associate with Duke University and the University of British Columbia, funded through the DataONE project at the Dryad Digital Repository at NESCent.
Heather is a leading researcher in the area of research data availability and data reuse. She wrote one of the first papers to measure the citation benefit of publicly available research data, studied patterns in public deposition of datasets , and is currently investigating patterns of data reuse and the impact of journal data sharing policies.
Heather is an frequent speaker on research data archiving, writes a well-respected research blog, and is active on twitter (@researchremix). Heather has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from MIT in electrical engineering, 10 years of experience as a software engineer in small companies, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Jason Priem is a PhD student and Royster Fellow, studying information science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Since coining the term "altmetrics," he's remained active in the field, organizing the annual altmetrics workshops, giving invited talks, and publishing peer-reviewed altmetrics research.
Jason has contributed to and created several open-source software projects, including Zotero and Feedvis, and has experience and training in art, design, and information visualisation. Sometimes he writes on a blog and tweets.
ImpactStory began life as total-impact, a hackathon project at the Beyond Impact workshop in 2011. As the hackathon ended, a few of us migrated into a hotel hallway to continue working, eventually completing a 24-hour coding marathon to finish a prototype. After months of spare-time development and then funding, we’ve got the same excitement for ImpactStory today.
In early 2012, ImpactStory was given £17,000 through the Beyond Impact project from the Open Society Foundation. As of May 2012, ImpactStory is funded through a $125k grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
As a philanthropically-funded not-for-profit, we're in this because we believe open altmetrics are key for building the coming era of Web-native science. We're committed to: