On Monday 30 September, CWTS was one of the partners proud to announce the launch of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI) - an international consortium of research funders, academic institutions, and technologists working to champion the latest approaches to research on research.
‘Innovation capacity at an unprecedented scale’
Sarah de Rijcke, director of CWTS and one of the co-chairs of RoRI, stresses the importance of the collective: “Science and innovation systems are changing rapidly to meet global challenges. These changes often go together with heated debates about the value and reliability of science and scholarship. At CWTS, we are thrilled to bring to RoRI our decades’ worth of experience in analysing the research system and its connections to technology, innovation, and society. RoRI combines know-how and innovation capacity at an unprecedented scale. This creates new and exciting opportunities for research on research, and for fostering a more open, collaborative, and impactful scientific enterprise.”
Partners in meta-research
CWTS is one of the co-founders of RoRI together with the Wellcome Trust, the University of Sheffield, and Digital Science. The consortium will undertake transformative and translational research on research (also known as meta-research, science of science or meta-science). By analysing research systems and experimenting with decision and evaluation data, tools and frameworks, we aim to advance more strategic, open, diverse and inclusive research.
One of the first contributions made by CWTS in the context of RoRI is an interactive research funding landscape. This landscape is freely accessible on the RoRI website.
Research on research in the landscape of science.