The BrainsCAN initiative uses a robust, data-driven governance and management model to ensure that timelines and deliverables are met, and that funding is allocated in a manner aligned with the strategic goals of the initiative.

In addition to BrainsCAN’s mandate and responsibility to account for its investments through quantifiable outputs and impacts, we are committed to evidence based decision making. Both of these priorities require BrainsCAN to collect and interpret research output data from a diverse range of sources, from traditional bibliometrics to the burgeoning field of Altmetrics. BrainsCAN’s expertise in these areas can be accessed by Western’s research community to help evidence their quantifiable outputs and impact. This information can be an extremely valuable for strategic planning, as well as in grant development and reporting. 

Contact Information:

Ryan Salewski
Project Manager/Metrics Analyst
BrainsCAN, Western University