Jason Priem is a PhD student studying information science at University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill. He co-founded ImpactStory, which is a web-based tool that helps researchers share the diverse impacts of their research products, including nontraditional products such as data-sets, software and blog posts. ImpactStory aims to help shift academic communication toward more efficient web-based communication.
GiveWell spoke with Jason Priem as a part of our investigation of opportunities to improve academic research. The topics that were discussed are new and potentially more efficient ways of filtering scholarly content (altmetrics) and open access to academic