Who we are

ies Research Consulting, is a Singapore based regional consulting firm for the future skills of researchers, innovators and professionals. As a subsidiary of iGroup Asia Pacific, a regional information solution provider, ies provides the latest skill sets and world-class technologies in resolving individual and organizational challenges in preparation for the future. In the space of Scholarly Communication, Research Outreach is the emerging trend. All services from ies include: workshops, analytics, and technologies.

We help researchers to improve their research visibility, and hopefully, to increase their chances being cited. A few universities in Malaysia, Thailand and Taiwan have adopted such service of 6 months to 12 months, to accelerate their chances to be seen online and to be cited within the first Cited Half-life by reaching out to the select communities of research.

Through our proprietary curation methodology, we help to transform complex ideas into research stories that stay relevant to the society. Research impact will only be possible if researchers know how to engage.

We provide such end-to-end research outreach service to improve reputation of quality research to the global market.

Our Team


Woei Fuh Wong

Innovation Outreach Consultant

E: woeifuh@igroupnet.com
T: +65 9730 8835

Woei Fuh Wong has a diverse experience extends over three decades from a researcher to an engineer and later, an information specialist. During his 10 years with Web of Science since 2004, he actively engaged with researchers and academians in Asia Pacific resolving their challenges of bibliometric insights and research assessment. In 2015, Woei Fuh started a consulting firm based in Singapore and he founded a research program, Research 123, helping young researchers with future skills. His consultancy work includes: research impact, industrial start-up and talent development. He holds a Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Technology from the University of Manchester, UK, and a MBA from Louisville University, USA


Han-wen Chang

Research Analytics Consultant

E: hanwen.chang@igrouptaiwan.com
T: +886 953 024 810

Han-wen Chang has over 6 years of experience in academia data analytic. In Thomson Reuters between 2011 and 2015, Han-wen helped to provide holistic view of research analytic mashing up proprietary citation index data (Web of Science) and customers’ information for evidence-based decision making. She holds a Ph.D. of Library & Information Science from National Taiwan University, and her academic research focused on bibliometric analysis in scholarly communication. As an independent analyst, she has delivered analytical reports for government agencies and universities for research policy and assessment. Her consultancy work includes: quantifying research outreach-visibility-impact, and their measurements


Jennifer Yong

Research Visibility Consultant

E: jennifer.yong@igroupnet.com
T: +60 123 943 318

Jennifer Yong has 17 years of experience in scientific information industry focusing on diverse segments from academia to government and hospitals. She worked closely with Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), a division of the American Chemical Society and gained in-depth knowledge in scientific publishing and users’ behaviors. Her major projects include the Virtual Library System of Brunei that was initiated by the Ministry of Education. Since then she also delivered a few projects to other government agencies in ASEAN. Her consultancy work includes: research best practices and information management within universities


Iris Hsu

Research Impact Consultant

E: iris.hsu@igrouptaiwan.com
T: +886 922 364 946

Iris Hsu has 16 years of experience in scholarly communication for academia particularly in the areas of e-resources management and digital implementation for libraries. Through her partnership with prestigious publishers like Nature and ACM, she acquired in-depth experience about researchers’ behaviors and research skill sets. Recently she was involved in the knowledge transfer of research assessment framework from the UK to Hong Kong, giving support on research visibility and impact. Her consultancy work includes: improving the usage of e-resources and designing end-to-end research workflow that captures impact evidences


KC Tang

Digital Marketing Consultant

E: kc.tang@igroupnet.com
T: +60 123 027 761

KC Tang has 6 years of experience in educational publishing industry ranging from digital implementation to blended learning support. His passion is sharing the regional best practices of lifelong learning to graduates, young entrepreneurs and young professionals helping them to be strategic in professional branding. He started as training assistant and now he is a regular speaker/moderator for workshops on Digital Marketing and Professional Branding for researchers and innovators. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and certified “Train-the-trainer” by HRDF Malaysia.

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