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Prof.dr. Sarah de Rijcke

Sarah de Rijcke is Professor of Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies and Scientific Director at CWTS. At CWTS, she chairs the Science and Evaluation Studies (SES) research group. She is also co-chair of the Research on Research Institute (RoRI), founded by Wellcome Trust, University of Sheffield, Leiden University, and Digital Science.

Sarah specialises in social studies of research evaluation, and has published widely on the topic of the relations between quality control mechanisms and knowledge production in different fields. She has also developed a strong international public academic presence with outreach activities in science policy, speaking frequently on the topic of research evaluation and metrics uses.

The work of her research group focuses on a) developing a theoretical framework on the politics of contemporary research assessment; b) gaining a deep empirical understanding on how formal and informal evaluation practices are re-shaping academic knowledge production; c) contributing to shaping contemporary debates on responsible research evaluation and metrics uses (including policy implications). This program is situated at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies and the sociology and anthropology of science.

Sarah is Editorial Board member of Palgrave Communications; Science, Technology & Human Values (ST&HV); The Global Epistemics Book Series; and Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. She is council member of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), and board member of the Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture (WTMC). As of 2020, she is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Munich Centre for Technology in Society (MCTS), and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). She was elected as member of the Young Academy of Europe in 2016.

In 2019, she received a ZonMW-grant Fostering Responsible Research Practices grant for the project 'Stimulating Academic Gatekeeper Engagement in responsible research assessment (SAGE)' (together with Guus Dix). In 2018, she received an ERC Starting Grant for the project 'FluidKnowledge - How evaluation shapes ocean science.' (2019-2023). In February 2017, she received a ZonMw Fostering Responsible Research Practices grant for the project 'Optimizing the responsible researcher: towards fair and constructive academic advancement'.

Please visit this page for Sarah’s publication list.



Journal publications (27)

  • Dix, G., Kaltenbrunner, W., Tijdink, J.K., Valkenburg, G., & De Rijcke, S. (2020). Algorithmic allocation: untangling rival conceptions of fairness in research management. Politics and Governance, 8(2), 15-25. (paper)
  • Hessels, L.K., Franssen, T., Scholten, W., & De Rijcke, S. (2019). Variation in Valuation: How Research Groups Accumulate Credibility in Four Epistemic Cultures. Minerva, 57(2), 127-149. (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W., & De Rijcke, S. (2019). Filling in the gaps: The interpretation of curricula vitae in peer review. Social Studies of Science, 49(6). doi:10.1177/0306312719864164 (paper)
  • Penders, B., Holbrook, J.B., & De Rijcke, S. (2019). Rinse and Repeat: Understanding the Value of Replication across Different Ways of Knowing. Publications, 7(3), e52. (paper)
  • Rushforth, A.D., Franssen, T., & De Rijcke, S. (2019). Portfolios of Worth. Capitalizing on Basic and Clinical Problems in Biomedical Research Groups. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 44(2), 209-236. (paper)
  • Wilsdon, J., & De Rijcke, S. (2019). Europe the rule-maker. Nature, 569, 479-481. doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01568-x (paper)
  • Wouters, P., Sugimoto, C., Larivičre, V., McVeigh, M.E., Pulverer, B., De Rijcke, S., & Waltman, L. (2019). Rethinking impact factors: Better ways to judge a journal (comment). Nature, 569, 621-623. (paper)
  • De Rijcke, S., & Penders, B. (2018). Resist calls for replicability in the humanities. Nature, 560(7716), 29. (paper)
  • Degn, L., Franssen, T., Sřrensen, M.P., & De Rijcke, S. (2018). Research groups as communities of practice ? a case study of four high-performing research groups. Higher Education, 76(2), 231-246. (paper)
  • Forsberg, E.M., Anthun, F.O., Bailey, S., Birchley, G., Bout, H., Casonato, C., Fuster, G.G., Heinrichs, B., Horbach, S.P.J.M., Jacobsen, I.S., Janssen, J., Kaiser, M., Lerouge, I., Van der Meulen, B.J.R., De Rijcke, S., Sutrop, M., Saretzki, T., Varantola, K., Tazewell, M., Zwart, H., Vie, K.J., & Zöller, M. (2018). Working with Research Integrity-Guidance for Research Performing Organisations: The Bonn PRINTEGER Statement. Science and Engineering Ethics, 24(4), 1023-1034. (paper)
  • Forsberg, E.M., Anthun, F.O., Bailey, S., De Rijcke, S., Van der Meulen, B., & et al (2018). Working with Research Integrity?Guidance for Research Performing Organisations: The Bonn PRINTEGER Statement. Science and Engineering Ethics, 24(4), 1023-1034. (paper)
  • Franssen, T., Scholten, W., Hessels, L.K., & De Rijcke, S. (2018). The Drawbacks of Project Funding for Epistemic Innovation: Comparing Institutional Affordances and Constraints of Different Types of Research Funding. Minerva, 56(1), 11-33. (paper)
  • Fochler, M., & De Rijcke, S. (2017). Implicated in the Indicator Game? An Experimental Debate. Engaging Science, Technology, and Society, 3, 21-40. (paper)
  • Hammarfelt, B.M.S., De Rijcke, S., & Wouters, P. (2017). From eminent men to excellent universities: university rankings as calculative devices. Minerva, 55(4), 391-411. (paper)
  • Kaltenbrunner, W., & De Rijcke, S. (2017). Quantifying ?Output? for Evaluation: Administrative Knowledge Politics and Changing Epistemic Cultures in Dutch Law Faculties. Science and Public Policy, 44(2), 284-293. doi:10.1093/scipol/scw064 (paper)
  • Müller, R., & De Rijcke, S. (2017). Thinking with indicators. Exploring the Epistemic Impacts of Academic Performance Indicators in the Life Sciences. Correction to earlier article, : p. 361. Research Evaluation, 26(4). (paper)
  • Paul-Hus, A., Desrochers, N., De Rijcke, S., & Rushforth, A.D. (2017). The reward system of science. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 69(5), 478-485. (paper)
  • Rushforth, A.D., & De Rijcke, S. (2017). Quality monitoring in transition: The challenge of evaluating translational research programs in academic biomedicine. Science and Public Policy, 44(4), 513-523. (paper)
  • De Rijcke, S., Wouters, P., Rushforth, A.D., Franssen, T., & Hammarfelt, B.M.S. (2016). Evaluation practices and effects of indicator use - A literature review. Research Evaluation, 25(2), 161-169. (paper)
  • Hammarfelt, B.M.S., De Rijcke, S., & Rushforth, A.D. (2016). Quantified academic selves: The gamification of science through social networking services, : eSM1. Information Research, 21(2). (paper)
  • De Rijcke, S., & Rushforth, A.D. (2015). To intervene, or not to intervene, is that the question? On the role of scientometrics in research evaluation. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 66(9), 1954-1958. doi:10.1002/asi.23382 (paper)
  • Hicks, D., Wouters, P., Waltman, L., De Rijcke, S., & Rafols, I. (2015). The Leiden Manifesto for research metrics. , 520(7548), 429-431. doi:10.1038/520429a (paper)
  • Rushforth, A.D., & De Rijcke, S. (2015). Accounting for impact? The journal impact factor and the making of biomedical research in the Netherlands. Minerva, 53(2), 117-139. doi:10.1007/s11024-015-9274-5 (paper)
  • De Rijcke, S., & Beaulieu, A. (2011). Image as interface: consequences for users of museum knowledge. Library Trends, 59(4), 663-685. doi:10.1353/lib.2011.0020 (paper)
  • De Rijcke, S. (2008). Drawing into abstraction. Practices of observation and visualization in the work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 33(4), 287-311.
  • De Rijcke, S. (2008). Light tries the expert eye: The introduction of photography in nineteenth-century macroscopic neuroanatomy. , 17(3), 349-366. doi:10.1080/09647040701593788 (paper)
  • Draaisma, D., & De Rijcke, S. (2001). The graphic strategy: the uses and functions of illustrations in Wundt's Grundzuge. History of the Human Sciences, 14(1), 1-24. doi:10.1177/095269510101400101 (paper)

Conference publications (4)

  • De Rijcke, S., Holtrop, T.J., Kaltenbrunner, W., Zuijderwijk, J., Beaulieu, A., Franssen, T., Van Leeuwen, T.N., Mongeon, P., Tatum, C.C., Valkenburg, G., & Wouters, P. (2018). Evaluative Inquiry: Engaging research evaluation analytically and strategically.. Vienna: EU Council Conference on Impact of Social Sciences and Humanities for a European Research Agenda ? Valuation of SSH in mission-oriented research.
  • Derrick, G., Molas-Gallart, J., De Rijcke, S., Meijer, I., Van der Weijden, I.C.M., & Wouters, P. (2016). On multiplying methods in the field of research evaluation. 21st International Conference in Science & Technology Indicators, Valencia. In Rafols, I., J. Molas-Gallart, E. Castro-Martínez, & R. Woolley (Eds.), Congress UPV. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators (pp. 516-517). (paper)
  • Rushforth, A.D., & De Rijcke, S. (2014). The impact of indicators: Comparing the dynamics of bibliometric indicators in Dutch biomedical research. In European Group for Organisation Studies (EGOS) Conference.
  • Rushforth, A.D., & De Rijcke, S. (2014). The impact of indicators: The rise of performance indicators and commensuration in Dutch biomedical research . In EU-SPRI Early Career Research Day.

Book chapters (5)

  • Franssen, T., & De Rijcke, S. (2019). The rise of project funding and its effects on the social structure of academia. In F. Cannizzo, & N. Osbaldiston (Eds.), The Social Structures of Global Academia (pp. 144-161). Routledge. (paper)
  • De Rijcke, S., Wallenburg, I., Wouters, P., & Bal, R. (2015). Comparing comparisons. On rankings and accounting in hospitals and universities. In M. Guggenheim, J. Deville, J, & Z. Hrdlickova (Eds.), Practising Comparison: Logics, Relations, Collaborations. Mattering Press.
  • De Rijcke, S., & Beaulieu, A. (2014). Networked Neuroscience. Brain scans and visual knowing at the intersection of atlases and databases. In C. Coopmans, M. Lynch, J. Vertesi, & S. Woolgar (Eds.), New Representation in Scientific Practice. MIT Press.
  • De Rijcke, S. (2013). Staging the studio. Enacting artful realities through digital photography. In R. Esner, S. Kisters, & A.S. Lehmann (Eds.), Hiding Making - Showing Creation: The Studio from Turner to Tacita Dean (pp. 226-245). Amsterdam University Press. (paper)
  • Beaulieu, A., De Rijcke, S., & Van Heur, B. (2012). Authority and Expertise in New Sites of Knowledge Production. In P. Wouters, A. Beaulieu, A. Scharnhorst, & S. Wyatt (Eds.), Virtual Knowledge: Experimenting in the Humanities and the Social Sciences (pp. 25-56). MIT Press.

Professor of Science and Evaluation Studies and Director of CWTS

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