The advanced bibliometric methods (ABM) working group focuses its research activities on developing and improving methods of bibliometric research. In addition, the working group also investigates bibliometric data sources and bibliometric data processing techniques.
The working group Evaluation Practices in Context (EPIC) examines the implications of research assessments and the performance criteria applied, for scientific and scholarly communication and knowledge production.
The working group Societal Impact of Research (SIR) develops an independent method to describe quantify and visualize the societal quality of research. On the basis of this research SIR contributes to new standards for assessing societal impact and implications of academic research.