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Engagement & Inclusion

This focal area is concerned with engagement of societal stakeholders (governmental and non-governmental organizations, industry, citizens, etc.) in scientific knowledge production. It also focuses on diversity and inclusion in global science, in terms of participation, choice of research topics, and distribution of benefits.

Core team - Coordinators

Carole de Bordes

Researcher and bibliometric consultant. Carole joined CWTS in 2018 and is currently involved in several performance and evaluation studies for independent contract research at CWTS B.V.

Rodrigo Costas

Senior researcher. Rodrigo's research focuses on the development of new social media metrics (altmetrics), new scientometric applications at the individual-level and the study of funding acknowledgements.

Sarah de Rijcke

Sarah de Rijcke is professor of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University and dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. Her work examines the interactions between science governance and knowledge creation. Sarah is a member of the Engagement & Inclusion and Evaluation & Culture focal areas. Between 2019 and 2023, she served as scientific director of CWTS.

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Core team - Members

Margaret Gold

Researcher and Coordinator of the Citizen Science Lab. Her research focuses on the policy and environmental governance impacts of Citizen Observatories, and she specializes in the application of collaborative approaches to co-create new Citizen Science initiatives.

Laurens Hessels

Professor by special appointment at CWTS. Laurens conducts research into the processes and mechanisms of knowledge valorization and into methods and indicators for evaluating valorization.

Tjitske Holtrop

Tjitske Holtrop is a senior researcher and director of culture and inclusion at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. She is a coordinator of the Engagement & Inclusions focal area and a member of the Evaluation & Culture focal area.

Ingeborg Meijer

Senior researcher in research policy and evaluation with a focus on biomedicine and healthcare R&I. Ingeborg’s main goal is to make sure that society is able to use research.

Ed Noyons

Everard (Ed) Christiaan Marie Noyons is a senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. He is a member of the Engagement & Inclusion and Evaluation & Culture focal areas. He is also a board member of CWTS BV.

Ismael Rafols

Ismael Rafols is a senior researcher at CWTS. He works on the development of novel approaches to S&T indicators for informing evaluation, foresight and research strategies. His current focus is on research priority setting, in particular for societal challenges such as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in health and agriculture.

Vincent Traag

Senior researcher and bibliometric consultant. Vincent's research focuses on complex networks and social dynamics. He holds a Master in sociology and a PhD in applied mathematics, and tries to combine the two in his work.

Alfredo Yegros

Senior researcher and member of the Engagement & Inclusion focal area. Alfredo's research interests include, among others, public-private interactions and knowledge flows, science-technology linkages, and relationship between science/technology and innovation.

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