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Centre for Science and Technology Studies

The Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) studies scientific research and its connections to technology, innovation, and society. Our research, bibliometric and scientometric tools, and evaluation expertise provide a solid basis for supporting research assessment and strategic decision making and for developing science policy.





  • The humanities do not need a replication drive

    The authors argue that we should move beyond calls to apply narrow forms of replicability to the humanities. To adopt policies that require replicability of humanities research would rule out the vast majority of sound research in these fields.

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  • VOSviewer supports large number of new data sources

    Version 1.6.10 of our VOSviewer software, released today, offers support for many new data sources.

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  • Is it a scientific breakthrough?

    Only a small minority of all scientific publications contain genuine scientific breakthroughs. It takes, in general, a considerable amount of time before a scientific discovery is recognized as a breakthrough. We show that combining decision heuristics with algorithms that analyse the response of the scientific community to a research publication enables the detection of breakthroughs at an early stage.

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