Science-Metrix contributes to the European Commission’s evaluation studies of its green and digital transition policy agendas

Science-Metrix contributes to the European Commission’s evaluation studies of its green and digital transition policy agendas October 2023 The European Commission has just published evaluation studies of two large cross-cutting policy agendas aimed at tackling major societal challenges, and Science-Metrix contributed quantitative analyses to both evaluations. The programs being evaluated were planned to expedite the […]

Science-Metrix to present on the normalization of rare citation events at STI 2023

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Science-Metrix to present on the normalization of rare citation events at STI 2023 September 2023 Science-Metrix analyst Henrique Pinheiro will present a paper on normalization approaches for “rare citation events,” in the context of uptake of peer-reviewed publications in the policy-related literature at STI 2023 on September 29.  Although citations of research publications are common […]

Science-Metrix contributes to CGIAR’s evaluation guidelines

Science-Metrix contributes to CGIAR’s evaluation guidelines March 2023 CGIAR recently published guidelines that harmonize how research and science quality is evaluated within CGIAR.  These guidelines draw on work that Science-Metrix completed for CGIAR last year. In 2022, CGIAR Advisory Services (CAS) contracted Science-Metrix to create recommendations on the use of bibliometrics to evaluate quality of […]

Working together on clean oceans and waterways

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Working together for clean oceans and waterways February 2023 Eight million metric tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year, and more than one million marine organisms die each year from plastic pollution[1]. Plastic damages coral reefs, harms the marine ecosystem, and can break down into microplastics, pieces of plastic so small they are […]

Analyzing REF outputs: exploring new approaches

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Analyzing REF outputs: exploring new approaches December 2022 REF—the Research Excellence Framework—is an evaluation of the research impact of UK higher education institutions. In a recent study, Science-Metrix, collaborating with Technopolis, investigated the possibilities for using machine learning and automated processes on REF 2021 data. The goal of this study, which was commissioned by a group of […]

Assessing the impact of UK investment in the European Space Agency

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Assessing the impact of UK investment in the European Space Agency November 2022 The UK Space Agency commissioned a consortium, of which Science-Metrix was part, to design, develop, and implement a monitoring and evaluation programme for the UK Space Agency’s investment in the European Space Agency (ESA).  The UK allocates approximately three-quarters of its space […]

Beyond bibliometrics? Data humanism at STI 2022

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Can modern visualization approaches integrate the multidimensional nature of complex social phenomena by revealing essential key findings to the user? In other words, can advanced data visualization let the data speak for itself?

Assessing the evolution of open science practices: the Wellcome Joint Statement on COVID-19

In January 2020, to address the public health emergency of Covid-19 and accelerate the pace of research, Wellcome, together with the Gates Foundation and UKRI, issued a broad-reaching statement calling for increased open science practices for Covid-19 related publications. Many journals, publishers, and organisations signed on.
Did the open-science practices of the signers and their associated researchers change as a result?

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