Research

The research at CWTS is organized into three chairs for full professors and has five working groups on key research themes.

Chairs

Scientometrics

This chair furthers the theoretical understanding of the role and construction of science and technology indicators.

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Science & innovation studies

This chair connects scientometrics to innovation indicators, and R&D statistics to evidence-based policy debate

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Science policy studies

This chair focuses on the impact of various types of research and development activities on economic growth and on the career system in research.

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Working groups

Advanced bibliometric methods

This working group focuses on developing and improving methods of bibliometric research. In addition, it also investigates bibliometric data sources and bibliometric data processing techniques.

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Evaluation practices in context

This working group examines the implications of research assessments and the performance criteria applied, for scientific and scholarly communication and knowledge production.

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Societal impact of research

This working group develops an independent method to describe, quantify, and visualize the societal quality of research.

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Career policy & paths in science

This working group studies human resources in research. The research of the working group focuses on the career system in place and its effects on scientists? careers.

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Social sciences & humanities

This working group focuses on the assessment of scholarly activity in the social sciences, the humanities, and law.

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