Click on the links below to visit individual partner pages on this website, or see below
for a summary of all partners:
- Leiden University (the Netherlands)
- Bar Ilan University (Ramat Gan, Israel)
- Agencia estatal consejo superior de investigaciones cientificas (Madrid, Spain)
- University of Wolverhampton (United Kingdom)
- Estonian Research Council (Tartu, Estonia)
- Humboldt-Universitat (Berlin, Germany)
- Technische Hochschule Wildau (Wildau, Germany)
- Danmarks Biblioteksskole (Kopenhagen, Denmark)
- eHumanities Group – KNAW (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Leiden University – Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)
Leiden, the Netherlands
The CWTS mission is to conduct cutting-edge basic and applied research in the field quantitative science and technology studies and to develop advanced applications on the basis of our research. CWTS aims to maintain and reinforce its position in the world-top of the field, both in research as well as in applications, and also in building bridges to other relevant fields of science such as library and documentation research, information and communication research, statistics, physics of complex networks, and sociology of science.
Bar-Ilan University – Department of Information Science (BIU)
Ramat Gan, Israel
Bar-Ilan University is the second largest university in Israel in terms of the number of enrolled students; with a student population of approximately 24,500. The university cultivates and combines Jewish identity and tradition with modern technologies and research. The Department of Information Science at Bar-Ilan University is the only department/school in Israel in this field. The department offers several programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. It has more than 500 students, including about 30 PhD students. The department has 28 academic staff members (part time and full time members). The department is dedicated to the advancement of research in all areas of information science, including information retrieval, database applications, information organization, informetrics, organizational knowledge management, virtual environments, Internet research, social information and information behavior.
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales – The Cybermetrics Lab (CSIC)
Spanish National Research Council
The Cybermetrics Lab is part of the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CCHS) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), the largest public research body in Spain. The Lab is devoted to quantitative analysis of Internet and Web contents specially those related to the processes of generation and scholarly communication of scientific knowledge. This team founded and edits the journal Cybermetrics. The Cybermetrics Lab has designed and applied indicators that allow to measure scientific activity on the Web.
University of Wolverhampton – Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group
School of Computing and Information Science
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
The Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group (SCRG) is within the School of Computing and Information Technology in the University of Wolverhampton, UK. The SCRG is a world leader in webometrics, having contributed the majority of English-language published webometrics research. It specialises in developing data collection software, methods to analyse and interpret the results and in applications of webometrics for scientometric purposes and in a variety of other areas. The SCRG has contributed webometrics methods for several projects for the EC DG Research: NetReAct, Rindicate and RESCAR. In addition, the SCRG has researched webometric methods for a number of web 2.0 technologies, including MySpace, YouTube, discussion forums and blogs, publishing research on each of these topics, and is jointly hosting an international workshop on cyberpsychology and social networks in April 2010.
Archimedes Foundation – Research Cooperation Centre
Archimedes is an independent body established by the Estonian government in 1997 with the objective of coordinating and implementing EU programs (FPs, LLL, Youth and RSF) and projects in the field of training, education, research, technological development and innovation. Archimedes has a permanent staff of 108 working in two offices located in Tartu and Tallinn, the main educational and research centres of Estonia. Archimedes, among other responsibilities organizes higher education accreditation and research evaluation. Archimedes is the implementing body for the Estonian research information system.
Department of Library and Information Science
Humboldt University Berlin
The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is one of the most prestigious academic institutions in Germany. The School of Library and Information Science of the Humboldt University (B-SLIS/IBI) is the oldest school of library science in Germany, the only library school at a research university, and the only German institution with the right to give a doctorate in library and information science. Our aims are to prepare students to take information management positions within companies and public institutions, to ensure that students have an understanding of computer and social science methods as well as of humanities disciplines that allows them to understand and contribute to research and development. Another important aim is to engage internationally in teaching and research and to build a research and teaching program that creates a distinctive Humboldt perspective and a practical set of tools for addressing the changing needs of the world of information. Currently the HU Berlin is involved in the Europeanav1.0 thematic network with numerous partners from European Libraries, Archives and Museum, in its partner project EuropeanaConnect for developing Etechnical Europeana components as well as in the FP7-SSH funded EERQI project (DG Research).
Technische Hochschule Wildau – Fachbereich Betriebswirtschaft/Wirtschaftsinformatik
The TH Wildau is the largest University of Applied Sciences in the Federal State of Brandenburg. The university highlights applied research and development. So TH Wildau is one of the three top ranked universities in fact of applied research out of the 166 German Universities of Applied Sciences since 2001. The TH Wildau has been engaged as partner as well as co-ordinator in 15 EU-funded projects, five of them have been under the Community’s framework programme.
Royal School of Library and Information Science – Department of Information Interaction and Information Architecture
Department of Information Interaction and Information Architecture (IIIA) is part of the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark (RSLIS) is a small independent and internationally esteemed research and teaching institution with full university status. RSLIS is responsible for the development, education and research at the highest scientific level in the field of Library and Information Science in Denmark. The total number of students enrolled is about 1,000 with approximately 200 in the Aalborg branch and 800 in the Copenhagen branch. IIIA has been active in bibliometric research for more than a decade, both at a national and international level. This includes efforts in webometrics, citation analysis, research evaluation, information retrieval by citation networks and bibliometric visualisation – all at both a theoretical and applied level, and involvement in central international organisations. In recent years the Danish government has drawn on IIIA as consultants, carrying out a number of bibliometric performance studies of various research fields, and for advice on setting up a nationwide funding system based on bibliometric data.
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences – eHumanities Group
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
The e-Humanities Group is a new initiative of the KNAW to bring together expertise and research in the development and use of digital technologies in the humanities and social sciences. It brings together researchers in KNAW institutes with those working in universities in order to develop innovative tools and theories for understanding what computational approaches can mean for research and scholarship in the humanities and social sciences.The Group has two strands which will be integrated intellectually, physically and organisationally over the course of the five-year programme (2011-2015). The first strand focuses on Computational Humanities in which technical experts will work together with scholars in the humanities in order to develop new tools, methods, and approaches for gathering, storing, processing, documenting and representing data (including text, numbers, images and sounds). The second strand examines Cultures of e-Humanities by exploring what such new developments mean for the ways in which those engaged in the humanities and social sciences conduct their research, including questions around new research questions and methods, interdisciplinary and international collaboration, and novel forms of output and dissemination.