CWTS is participating in several projects which are subsidized by the European commission or NWO (Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research). The projects CWTS is involved in are described below.

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KeyTech/KTD

Title:

Identification of key technology domains: monitoring and analysis of European research and innovation policy

Description:

The main aim of the project is to collect and update on a regular basis bibliometric and patent indicators that can be used to underpin and inform analyses pursued at the European Commission (EC) to assess European and national scientific and technological performance. More specifically, the outcomes of this study are relevant and useful for different EC publications, including ‘Research and Innovation Performance in the EU’; ‘Science, Research and Innovation Competitiveness Report’; ‘Innovation Union Scorecard’ and the ‘Regional Innovation Scorecard’. All these reports and the underlying analyses require bibliometric and patent data. CWTS contribution to the project is related to the generation of bibliometric indicators covering a variety of areas, including among others, international collaboration, public-private co-publications, citation impact indicators, gender and mobility.

Website:

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Runtime:

1 February 2016 – 31 January 2019

Partners:

INCENTIM KU Leuven, Technopolis Group, IDEA Consult

CWTS staff:

Alfredo Yegros Yegros, Rodrigo Costas Comesana, Ed Noyons, Erik van Wijk, Inge van der Weijden, Thed van Leeuwen, Bert van der Wurff, Wout Lamers, Felipe Borges dos Santos

Contact:

ipb@cwts.leidenuniv.nl

   

MoRRI

Title:

Monitoring the evolution and benefits of responsible research and innovation

Description:

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) implies that societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations, etc.) work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society. In practice, RRI is implemented as a package that includes multi-actor and public engagement in research and innovation, enabling easier access to scientific results, the take up of gender and ethics in the research and innovation content and process, and formal and informal science education.
MoRRI’s main objective is to “provide scientific evidence, data, analysis and policy intelligence to support directly Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG-RTD) research funding activities an policy-making activities in relation with Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)”. This includes operationalizing the concept, developing a sound conceptual framework and associated methodology, and at the same time testing the potential of this methodology to allow monitoring the current state and short-term evolution of RRI and its socio-economic and democratic impact.
Responsible research and innovation is key action of the ‘Science with and for Society’ objective. RRI is furthermore a ‘cross-cutting issue’ in Horizon 2020, which will be promoted throughout Horizon 2020 objectives.

Website:

http://www.technopolis-group.com/morri/  https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/responsible-research-innovation 

Runtime:

1 October 2014 – 31 March 2018

Partners:

Technopolis Group (coordinator), Aarhus University, Institute for Advances Studies, INGENIO, Fraunhofer ISI, SPRU, University College London, University of Athens

CWTS staff:

Ingeborg Meijer, Rodrigo Costas Comesana, Clifford Tatum,  Ed Noyons

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

RISIS

Title:

Research infrastructures for the assessment of science, technology and innovation policy

Description:

The RISIS project aims at creating a distributed research infrastructure to support and advance science and innovation studies. This will give the field a strong scientific push forward, and at the same time, provide a radically improved evidence base for research and innovation policies, for research evaluation, and for the quality of policy relevant indicators. The field of science and innovation studies is interdisciplinary, and is related to political sciences, sociology, management and economics. It has a strong quantitative core - with specialties such as scientometrics, technometrics and more widely indicators design - but for many important questions data were lacking or small scale only. This has made the field too much dependent on a few pre-existing datasets. However, during the last decade important efforts have been undertaken to develop new datasets on burning issues such as industrial R&D globalisation, patenting activities of firms, university performance, Europeanisation through joint programming, or the dynamics of nano S&T. Another new characteristic of the field is the development– together with computer scientists – of software platforms for collecting, integrating and analysing ever more data.
Data and platforms are currently owned and/or located at many different organizations, such as individual research groups, companies, and public organizations – with very restricted access to others. Through deploying various networking and access strategies, and through joint research, RISIS will decisively open, harmonize, integrate, improve, and extend their availability, quality and use.

Website:

http://risis.eu/

Runtime:

1 January 2014 – 31 December 2017

Partners:

Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, VU Amsterdam, University of Manchester, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Nordic Institue for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education, Austrian Institute of Technology, Politecnico di Milano, Institut für Forschungsinformation und Qualitätssicherung, Università della Svizzera italiana, The Samuel Neaman Institute, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cienificas, University of Sussex

CWTS staff:

Ed Noyons, Rodrigo Costas Comesana, Clara Calero-Medina, Sonia Mena Jara, Andrea Reyes Elizondo, Martijn Visser, Zeynep Anli

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

Printeger

Title:

Promoting integrity as an integral dimension of excellence in research

Description:

The mission of Printeger is to enhance research integrity by promoting a research culture in which integrity is part and parcel of what it means to do excellent research, and not just an external and restrictive control system. To promote such a culture, an improved governance of integrity and responsible research has to be informed by practice: the daily operation of researchers and the tensions of a complex research system. PRINTEGER will contribute to improve adherence to high standards of integrity in research warranting high levels of public support for the sciences. In the short term, it will do so by improving integrity policies of national and international research organisations, but also by providing better tools for research leaders and managers. In the longer term, PRINTEGER will contribute to improve ethical awareness and reflection through the education of new generations of scientists with next generation educational tools. Immediate contributions of PRINTEGER will include raised attention for realistic and effective integrity measures through dissemination, including a large conference, and immediate trial and use of much improved educational resources for teaching research ethics to future and young scientists.

Website:

https://printeger.eu/

Runtime:

1 September 2015 – 31 August 2018

Partners:

Radboud University, University of Tartu, VU Brussel, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, University of Bonn, University of Bristol, University of Trento

CWTS staff:

Paul Wouters, Thed van Leeuwen, Sarah de Rijcke, Andrea Reyes Elizondo

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

Nanodata

Title:

Data providing services in support of research and policy in the field of nanosciences and nanotechnologies

Description:

This project, commissioned by DG Research and Innovation, aims to provide information for policies that lead to the creation and improvement of the conditions which will allow researchers and European industries to safely master the properties of nanomaterials and to innovate with nanotechnology. This consortium aims to provide a coherent framework which:

  • presents nano data and pieces of information in a way which provides systematic insights into the whole nano-value chain, from scientific research to market, from the basic materials, via nano-enabled components and products, to “end-of-life” solutions;
  • indicates the interconnections between the different aspects;
  • is up-to-date, providing insights into the recent dynamics in the field of nanotechnology, nano-industries and related markets;
  • makes the relation of issues of risks and regulations to these developments visible;
  • makes this integrated information base adequately accessible for the wider public, for interested stakeholders and for specialists at the same time.

Website:

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Runtime:

1 December 2013 – 30 November 2017

Partners:

The Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP), TNO, Tecnalia, Joanneum Research, Frost & Sullivan, Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA), Oakdene Hollins

CWTS staff:

Ingeborg Meijer, Ed Noyons, Jos Winnink

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

SIA-graph (Eurostars)

Title:

Social impact analysis graph

Description:

In this consortium CWTS (Leiden University) collaborates with two Swedish SMEs: Monocl AB and Recorded Future AB. Monocl AB delivers intuitive analysis software to Life Sciences professionals in support of strategic decisions and improvement of business performance. Recorded Future AB is an organization which is active in the field of cyber security. They help to protect four organisations out of the top-5 of organisations worldwide against cyber-attacks. CWTS studies scientific research and its connections to technology, innovation and society.
The Social Impact Analysis Graph (SIA graph) will yield a groundbreaking application which will enable its users to identify and qualify experts and opinion leaders in the Life Sciences. Users of the software will gain insight to the actual influence and social fingerprint of individual experts based on their activity and presence in several forums and platforms, such as social media, conferences, news, blogs etc. The SIA graph will be delivered as Software-as-a-Service solution built on an already partly existing platform.
Traditional publication and citation analyses and more recent altmetrics are widely used methods to identify and qualify researchers within Life Sciences. However, these metrics are not sufficient for business purposes, because one wants to understand the actual influence and commercial relevance of an individual expert. Because the presence of experts on social platforms are made visible, SIA graph delivers new insights, competitive advantage and important strategic information to users from the business industry.
The most important market segment for the SIA graph is the (bio)pharmaceutical industry, medical device organisations and organisations in the field of laboratory technology. The SIA graph will be designed specifically for this segment of the market. Medical affairs, business intelligence and sales and marketing functionalities will be prioritized, because the consortium believes that these user groups will benefit the most of identifying and qualifying experts in Life Sciences using the SIA graph. Initially the consortium aims at organisations in Europe and the US for the launch of the product; in a later stage China and Japan will follow.

Website:

https://www.eurostars-eureka.eu/project/id/10101

Runtime:

1 April 2016 – 30 September 2017

Partners:

Monocl Ab (coordinator,) Recorded Future Ab

CWTS staff:

Ingeborg Meijer, Rodrigo Costas Comesana, Thomas Franssen, Clara Calero-Medina, Zohreh Zahedi, Paul Wouters

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

U-Multirank

Title:

U-Multirank Ranking of Higher-Education Institutions

Description:

U-Multirank is an alternative approach to international ranking of higher education institutions (HEIs) worldwide. This analytical tool is user-driven and multi-dimensional by design. The current version (2016/2017) includes 1 600 HEIs. The ranking system compares the relative performance of HEIs (mostly universities) across five broad dimensions of activity: (1) teaching and learning, (2) research, (3) knowledge transfer, (4) international orientation and (5) regional engagement. Each dimension comprises a series of quantitative indicators. U-Multirank allows users to interactively develop their own personalised rankings by filtering HEIs and selecting indicators according to their own preferences. The online tool, which is freely accessible, enables user-specified comparisons at the level of the university as a whole, and at the level of specific fields.
CWTS main deliverable is bibliometric data (on research publications and patents). We also contribute to U-Multirank’s outreach activities, engage in indicator-related R&D projects, and are member of U-Multirank management structure.

Website:

www.umultirank.org

Runtime:

1 April 2017 – 1 August 2019

Partners:

Centre for Higher Education (CHE, Germany), Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS, Netherlands), Folge 3 (Germany), Fundacion CYD (Spain), Vuhold (Netherlands)

Funders:

Bertelsmann Stiftung (Germany), Santander Foundation (Spain), European Commission

CWTS staff:

Robert Tijssen, Clara Calero-Medina, Martijn Visser, Jos Winnink, Zeynep Anli, Maia Francisco Borruel

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

SciSTIP South African Research Funding Landscapes

Title:

South African research funding landscapes: analysing the relationships of funders

Description:

Who is funding African science? How are different African and international funders interacting and contributing to develop scientific research in the continent? Are there potential inadvertent synergies among research funders that can be identified? These and similar questions are at the heart of this research project. Building on our previous developments on the study of funding acknowledgements in African scientific publications, we are going one step further in the conceptualisation of the use of funding acknowledgements for the analysis of the African scientific system.

Website:

http://www0.sun.ac.za/scistip/?page_id=3489

Runtime:

1 January 2015 – 31 December 2017

Partners:

CREST

CWTS staff:

Clara Calero-Medina, Rodrigo Costas Comesana, Zohreh Zahedi

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

SciSTIP Social Media Profile South African Research

Title:

Social media profiles of African research

Description:

This project aims at studying the social media reception of African publications as covered by the most important “altmetric” sources. The project will consider all African publication data from the Web of Science database and the Altmetric.com database, thus being the largest altmetric study on the continent so far.

Website:

http://www0.sun.ac.za/scistip/?page_id=3542

Runtime:

1 January 2015 – 31 December 2017

Partners:

CREST

CWTS staff:

Clara Calero-Medina, Rodrigo Costas Comesana, Zohreh Zahedi

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

Bibliometric identification of research teams in Africa

Title:

Bibliometric identification of research teams in Africa

Description:

This project is opening up the possibility of systematically studying research teams from a broad perspective, by developing specific bibliometric methodologies able to identify active collaborative research teams in Africa. Based on the extensive experience of CWTS and CREST, this project represents a unique opportunity to pioneer the study of the configuration and creation of research teams in the African continent. Particularly relevant is the combination of the quantitative bibliometric experience of CWTS with the specific qualitative knowledge that CREST has on African research teams, acquired through the Young Scientists in Africa project.
The results of this project are critical for understanding how African scholars collaborate and organise in research teams; provide unique information on their main characteristics and factors (e.g. countries of origin, institutions, productivity, gender, age, etc.); and allow the development of research policies targeted at the improvement and optimisation of the configuration of these research teams in the continent.

Website:

http://www0.sun.ac.za/scistip/?page_id=4240

Runtime:

1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017

Partners:

CREST

CWTS staff:

Clara Calero-Medina, Rodrigo Costas Comesana, Zohreh Zahedi

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

BeOpen

Title:

Boosting engagement of Serbian universities in open science

Description:

BE-OPEN is a structural project funded under the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education action. The project is coordinated by the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. The main objective of the project is to develop conditions for the implementation of the core principles of Open Science at universities in Serbia.
Open science, open innovation, and openness to the world are set as one of the main research and innovation strategies in the European Research Area. Open science provides an effective framework for the enhancement of research transparency, dissemination, collaborations, and accountability.
The Serbian academic community has recognized the importance and advantages of open science principles which are manifested through the numerous initiatives undertaken by the government bodies, faculties, libraries, NGOs, and journal publishers. However, in the absence of coordination, compromise on standards, and a solid legislative support, these initiatives seem isolated and ineffective from the global point of view. The main aim of the Project is to foster, standardize, and coordinate the implementation of open science principles at Serbian universities.
The Project objective is threefold: 1. to advance national and institutional guidelines, policies, and incentives related to the open science, 2. to establish digital repositories at all Serbian universities and to foster their infrastructural development and interoperability, and 3. to build institutional and individual capacities in order to ensure the sustainable implementation of open science principles and enhance the social inclusiveness and accountability of publicly-funded research
In the light of the BeOpen project, the Leiden team organized a study visit in May 2017 in Leiden. For this study visit, we invited most prominent actors in the open science development in the Netherlands, from a variety of backgrounds (universities, international, national and institutional policy makers, library staff members, editors and publishers), informing our Serbian guests on the state-of-the-art of Open Science in the Netherlands. The program is found here.

Website:

http://www.beopen.uns.ac.rs/

Runtime:

1 January 2017 – 31 Augustus 2019

Partners:

Univerzitet U Novom SADU, Univerzitet U Beogradu, Univerzitet Umetnosti U,  Beogradu, Univerzitet U Kragujevcu, Univerzitet U Nisu, Drzavni Univerzitet U Novom Pazaru, Università degli Studi di Udine, National Technical University of Athens NTUA,
Ministarstvo Prosvete Nauke I Tehnoloskog Razvoja, Goldsmiths’ College

CWTS staff:

Thed van Leeuwen, Clifford Tatum

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

NewHorrizon

Title:

Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

Description:

The Project “Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (NewHoRRIzon)” sets out to promote the acceptance of RRI in Horizon 2020 (H2020) and beyond. It will work out the conceptual and operational basis to fully integrate RRI into European and national research and innovation (R&I) practice and funding. In order to accomplish this goal, NewHoRRIzon will establish altogether 18 Social Labs that cover all sections of H2020. Together with a wide-ranging group of R&I stakeholders, in these Social Labs, NewHoRRIzon will co-create tailor-made pilot actions that will stimulate an increased use and acceptance of RRI across H2020 and each of its parts. These pilot actions will address a variety of R&I actors such as academia, business, non-university research institutes, research funding organisations, policy-makers on European, Member State and global level, civil society organisations (CSOs) and the general and specific public(s) as they arise from technological controversies. Ultimately, the pilot actions to be developed and tested in the Social Labs will contribute to R&I projects that fully recognise the significance of RRI. NewHoRRIzon will stimulate learning about how to accomplish RRI in H2020 and beyond in its Social Labs, in two cross-sectional workshops and two transdisciplinary conferences. In addition, it will conceptualise and operationalise a Society Readiness Level (SRL) for R&I that focuses on the alignment between the processes and products of R&I on the one hand, and broader societal demands and expectations on the other. Finally, NewHoRRIzon will use a variety of target-group specific strategies to disseminate best practises to promote acceptance of RRI across H2020 and generate long-term impact. For that it will use existing spaces and networks as well as create new ones. NewHoRRIzon has designed an extensive communication, dissemination and engagement plan

Website:

http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/210048_en.html (project website under development)

Runtime:

1 January 2017 – 31 April 2021

Partners:

Institut fuer Hoehere Studien, Aarhus Universitet, Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Oesterreichische Forschungsfoerderungsgesellschaft MBH, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V., Wageningen University, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, UvA, Genok – Senter for Biosikkerhet, Euroscience Assocation, Sihtasutus Eesti Teadusagentuur, Technologicka Agentura Ceske Republiky, Zentrum for Soziale Innovation GMBH, Vereinigung Deutscher Wissenschaftler e.V.,
Ministerie van Economische Zaken, University of the West Indies U WI, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senora Delrosario Corporacion Sin Animo de Lucro

CWTS staff:

Ingeborg Meijer, Wout Lamers, Ed Noyons

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

ZonMw Optimizing the responsible researcher

Title:

Optimizing the responsible researcher: towards fair and constructive academic advancement

Description:

Researchers are pulled in various, sometimes contradictory directions by the multiplication of performance metrics and new incentives to align with societal needs. Management structures, funding systems, and publication practices are increasingly
influenced by pressures to promote only the highest quality science, and by models and incentives for academic advancement that would produce this highest quality. However, it is highly questionable whether a scientific practice controlled through these mechanisms in fact selects (and to some extent breeds) scientists who comply with ideals of responsible conduct in research. Recent years have seen high-profile initiatives to improve current criteria for assessing academic achievements (e.g. the Leiden Manifesto, the Metric Tide, Science in Transition, DORA, METRICS, Reward Alliance). Some institutions are implementing improved and innovative incentive and reward systems (e.g. the University Medical Centre Utrecht). It is yet unknown whether these systems will counter unintended effects of evaluation systems and unwarranted uses of performance metrics, and help to foster responsible conduct of research by selecting the scientists with a multidimensional profile (i.e. more than a good publication and citation record) and a skill-set that enables them to undertake and supervise both innovative and societally relevant research. With this project we aim to describe the optimal profile of researchers in terms of their propensity to foster responsible conduct in research, and will compare this profile with existing academic incentive and reward systems. The project will result in an evidence-based framework and a set of concrete policy recommendations for designing (or adapting) academic reward systems aimed at fostering excellent, socially responsible research.

Website:

https://www.zonmw.nl/nl/onderzoek-resultaten/fundamenteel-onderzoek/programmas/project-detail/bevorderen-van-verantwoorde-onderzoekspraktijken/optimizing-the-responsible-researcher-towards-fair-and-constructive-academic-advancement/

Runtime:

1 May 2017 – 31 April 2019

Partners:

UMC Utrecht

CWTS staff:

Sarah de Rijcke, Clifford Tatum, Govert Valkenburg, Joeri Tijdink (VUmc)

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

KnowMak

Title:

Knowledge in the making in the European society

Description:

KNOWMAK project aims at developing a web-based tool, which provides interactive visualisations and state-of-the-art indicators on knowledge co-creation in the European Research Area (ERA). It is structured around three integrative elements:

  • Research topics, by developing ontologies around Societal Grand Challenges and Key Enabling Technologies.
  • Actors, with a focus on the quadruple helix and the involvement of societal actors in knowledge co-creation.
  • Geographical spaces, with a focus on multiple level metropolitan, regional, national and European spaces and their interconnectedness.

Website:

https://www.knowmak.eu/

Runtime:

1 January 2017 – 31 December 2019

Partners:

Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, University of Manchester, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, University of Sheffield, Politecnico di Milano, Zentrum für Soziale Innovation GmbH

CWTS staff:

Ed Noyons, Rodrigo Costas Comesana, Alfredo Yegros Yegros, Zohreh Zahedi, Clara Calero-Medina, Sonia Mena Jara, Martijn Visser, Andrea Reyes, Maia Francisco Borruel

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

University-Business Cooperation in Europe

Title:

University-Business Cooperation in Europe

Description:

The goal of this project is to get a deeper, more comprehensive and up to date understanding of the state of University-Business Cooperations (UBC) in Europe, from the perspective of both the Higher Education Institutions and the business sector. The study identifies the main drivers and barriers for the different stakeholders involved; analyses the regulatory framework and socio-economic conditions and the existing initiatives supporting the development of UBC, at the level or regions and countries.

The specific objectives of the study include:

  • Providing an in-depth analysis of UBC in the countries covered by this study, from the HE and business perspectives;
  • Case studies of UBC;
  • Designing a UBC monitoring tool;
  • Providing policy conclusions and recommendations for the furthering of UBC and the best approaches to take, be it at regional, national or European level.

CWTS has contributed to the review available indicators on University-Industry Interactions as well as the design of a tool to monitor UBC in Europe.

Website:

https://www.ub-cooperation.eu/

Runtime:

15 December 2015 – 14 October 2017

Partners:

Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre (S2BMRC), Münster University of Applied Sciences, Technopolis Group, INGENIO, University of Ljubljana, University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN), EUROCHAMBRES, European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)

CWTS staff:

Alfredo Yegros Yegros

Contact:

ipb@CWTS.leidenuniv.nl

 

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