Issue 120

At Research Outreach we strive to showcase leading research from around the globe and make it accessible to all. Our first issue for 2021 does just that. We feature some of the latest research discoveries spanning a wide range of topics: tracking SARS-CoV-2 mutations in the current pandemic, exploring humanistic management practices, machine learning, geovisualisation, and much more. There is something for everyone in this issue!

SENS Research Foundation is redefining the way the world researches and treats age-related ill health, while inspiring the next generation of biomedical scientists. Research Outreach spoke with the Foundation’s Chief Science Officer and co-founder Dr Aubrey de Grey to learn more about their work to develop, promote, and ensure widespread access to therapies that cure and prevent the diseases and disabilities of ageing.

Who is talking about your research? This is the question that Altmetric aims to answer. A data and metrics tool, Altmetric measures the impact of research from the moment it is published, allowing researchers to see how, why and where their work is being used, discussed and expanded upon. We spoke to CEO Kathy Christian about how Altmetric works, why it’s so important and who is already using it.

Sit back and relax! We hope you enjoy learning about the latest research in this issue just as much as we did.