The webinar series "Doing science in times of crisis: Science studies perspectives on COVID-19" started on 20 May 2020 during the early stages of the pandemic. The goal of this event is to connect and showcase COVID-19 science studies research from institutions around the world.
Working from home can be a lonely experience. Sometimes, you just wish to have a ‘real’ chat with a colleague. Therefore, the CWTS-colleagues from the city of Utrecht started experimenting with socially distant lunch walks. It turns out – this is going pretty well!
VOSviewer is a well-known and widely used software tool visualising quantitative data. Learning to use all VOSviewer’s features through guided instruction was an exceptional and new experience for us. In this post, we share some of our recent experiences in mastering our science mapping skills.
What is the procedure for the evaluation of academic research? What are the roles and responsibilities of those involved? This is the 3rd post in a series on research evaluation in the Netherlands and is dedicated to the Strategy Evaluation Protocol 2021-2027.
Predatory journals pose a significant problem to academic publishing. In the past, a number of attempts have been made to identify them. This blog post presents a novel approach towards a predatory-free academic publishing landscape: Bona Fide Journals.
The closing and opening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic caused much debate. How was scientific evidence used in the ensuing public discussion? Our authors searched for evidence in the news and on Twitter and looked at three countries in particular: the Netherlands, Spain, and South Africa.
Can excellent science be connected with successful research commercialisation? Top scientists winning prestigious Spinoza and Stevin prizes share some insights. Their ‘X factor’ achievements suggest that institutionalised research commercialisation can benefit from more personalised pathways.
This is the 2nd in a series of blog posts on research evaluation in the Netherlands. This post is dedicated to the Strategy Evaluation Protocol 2021-2027, the evaluation goals and the criteria and aspects that need to be addressed in an evaluation.