research evaluation

  • Finansuj lub giń. Ludzie nauki, prestiżowe publikacje a system finansowania B+R w Polsce

    Author: Agnieszka Jeran
    Author: Joanna Piechowiak-Lamparska
    Year of publication: 2016
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    Pages: 228-241
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    PDF: kie/113/kie11313.pdf

    The aim of this article is to present the possible relationship between the level of financing of R+D, the R+D personnel rate (particularly in the higher education sector) and the presence of Polish academic research in the world demonstrated by prestigious publications indexed in the Web of Science (WoS). The research findings concern the analysis of changes in time and show a clear, strong and positive correlation between the level of financing of research and development activity and the number of publications listed in the WoS. The received result indicates with a wellfitting regression model that there is a direct relationship between the expenditure on research and the presence of Polish scholars in the international science.

  • Problems and Considerations in the Design of Bibliometric Indicators for National Performance-Based Research Funding Systems

    Author: Gunnar Sivertsen
    Institution: Research and Education, Norway
    Year of publication: 2020
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    Pages: 109-118
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    PDF: ppk/55/ppk5506.pdf

    This article presents an overview of ten specific problems and considerations that are typically involved in designs of bibliometric indicators for national performance-based research funding systems (PRFS). While any such system must be understood and respected on the background of different national contexts, mutual learning across countries can inspire improvements. The paper is partly based on experiences from a Mutual Learning Exercise (MLE) on Performance Based Funding Systems which was organized by the European Commission in 2016–17and involved fourteen European countries, partly on experiences from advising a few other countries in developing such systems. A framework for understanding country differences in the design of PRFS is presented first, followed by a presentation of the five specific problems and considerations that are typically involved in designs of bibliometric indicators for such system. The article concludes with an overview of how Norway’s PRFS has dealt with the same five problems.

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