CWTS Research Program 2012-2015: Merit, Expertise and Measurement

Is it possible to measure the impact of science on the society? What are the disadvantages of the increasingly sophisticated ranking and scoreboards? And what are the effects of the current evaluation culture on knowledge production? These are some examples of questions that are central in the new research program of the CWTS.

Responding to a need

There is growing need among managers of universities and research institutes to use performance measurement tools. CWTS reacts to this need with the introduction of its new research program Merit, Expertise and Measurement. CWTS is a recognized leader in the field of scientometrics; the systematic measurement of research quality. Currently, CWTS is exploring new venues. CWTS also aims to expand the theoretical foundation for developing indicators.

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Working groups

The research as described in the working programme is conducted by five new working groups, each led by a senior researcher. These five working groups work closely together with the already existing research chairs in the CWTS

More information

For more information about CWTS's new research program, see CWTS Research Program 2012-2015: Merit, Expertise and Measurement.

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