Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms (ACUMEN) is a European research collaboration aimed at understanding the ways in which researchers are evaluated by their peers and by institutions, and at assessing how the science system can be improved and enhanced. This FP7 project is a cooperation among several European research institutes with Professor Paul Wouters (CWTS – Leiden University) as principal investigator.

Guidelines and Portfolio available for ACUMEN’s final Stakeholder Workshop – Friday 24 January in Brussels

Most importantly, during this workshop ACUMEN’s Guidelines to Good Evaluation Practices will be tested and discussed; the project’s main deliverable of extensive instructions on using the Portfolio, supplemented with exemplary use cases.  Please note that the current version is a draft and it will only be submitted as an official deliverable after evaluation and updating following the workshop.

Additionally four ACUMEN researchers have filled out the Portfolio, to present more live examples. Consult the portfolios by Judit Bar-Ilan , Kayvan Kousha, Mike Thelwall, and Lorna Wildgaard here. Of course, a blank ACUMEN Portfolio is also available. For more information on the documents and the stakeholder workshop, please contact Fleur Praal.


More about ACUMENsummary of project

conceptual frame


researcher portfolio

Inquiries:Paul Wouters
Professor of Scientometrics
Director Centre for Science and Technology Studies
Leiden University, the Netherlands
+31 71 5273909 (secr.)

Clifford Tatum
ACUMEN Project Manager
Centre for Science and Technology Studies
Leiden University, the Netherlands
+31 6 3960 5311

European Commission 7th Framework Programme

Capacities, Science in Society 2010

Grant Agreement: 266632

Acknowledgment Slide (PowerPoint) (KeyNote) (PNG)