Research

Research at CWTS is organized into three research groups, three chairs (partly integrated in the research groups), and a working group. In addition, CWTS pays special attention to three research themes that are of major importance for research management and research policy.

Research groups

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Quantitative Science Studies

This group studies science from a quantitative perspective, using methods ranging from mathematical analysis and computer simulation to statistical analysis, network analysis, text mining, and visualization.

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Science and Evaluation Studies

This group analyses the politics and practices of research evaluation in connection with contemporary forms of governance of research and scholarship.

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Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies

This group aims to further improve our empirical understanding of science-based innovation, productive relationships, knowledge flows, and other added values of research universities.

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Chairs

Scientometrics

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

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Science and Innovation Studies

This chair leads the Science, Technology, and Innovation Studies research group.

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Evidence for Science Policy

 

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Working groups

Career Studies

This working group analyzes how careers of scientists are shaped through individual characteristics, research environment, organizational HRM instruments and career policy.

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Research themes

Open Science

This research theme aims to synthesize CWTS research on the current policy drive towards "open science".

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Responsible Metrics

This research theme aims to synthesize CWTS research as the basis for public discussion, education, and advise about the use of metrics in research evaluation.

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