In this blog post we reflect on knowledge infrastructures currently emerging to support organizations that are pursuing research assessment reforms, and call on sociologists of science and research evaluation researchers to study and contribute to these unfolding developments.
Dmitry Kochetkov is PhD candidate at CWTS. In this post, he gives an update on Priority-2030, a new excellence initiative in the Russian higher education sector. He also makes some reflections on the role of this experience in the global context of higher education reform.
Network maps are essential tools in quantitative research studies. In this blog post I argue for interactive maps that show both overview as well as details, are openly accessible, and based on open data. Such maps add value by providing more information, enhanced transparency and interpretability.
Researchers holding part-time positions at different organisations may contribute to the efficiency of inter-organisational collaborations, but what are the drivers underlying these collaborations? We performed an empirical study to explore the role of geographic and institutional proximities.
Marine social science studies multifaceted relationships between people and oceans, marine and coastal environments. But it is not yet well integrated into ocean science and policy. This blogpost asks how we can use mixed methods to study the way marine social scientists make their research visible.
The contribution of science to technological innovation is subject of ongoing debate. In a recent study, our authors investigated how the value of patents depends on the scientific articles referenced and what role aspects such as basicness, novelty, and interdisciplinarity play in this.