CWTS Course – Measuring Science and Research Performance: Leiden, 24-28 September 2012

by Clifford Tatum on 5 Jul 2012

The next international 5-day CWTS Course ‘Measuring Science and Research Performance’ will be held in Leiden, The Netherlands, from September 24-28 2012.

The aim of the course is to provide a serious grounding in the role of quantitative analyses in research evaluation. The course will consider relevant aspects of the larger context of research evaluation, including existing and new knowledge communication patterns, science policy issues, the role of funding, and new trends in research evaluation. The core of the course is devoted to bibliometric analysis approaches – their rationales, methodology and limitations. In addition to lectures, the program offers interactive modules on science mapping, network analysis, and the construction and interpretation of performance evaluation studies. Attention will also be paid to the recent rise of research evaluation in general, and the increasing emphasis on quantitative measures in particular.

The course is intended for professionals whose work is closely related to research evaluation: Government and research organization officials, research institution staff, industrial R&D managers, and scientist, scholars and engineers involved in science policy, research management, and research evaluation procedures. The course will be taught by lecturers from the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University.

To keep the quality high, we have set the maximum amount of participants at 20.
More information, including the registration form, can be found at

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