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Updates August 2017: SMS Platform

Up to now, STI (Science, Technology, Innovation) studies are either rich but small scale (qualitative case studies) or large scale and under-complex – because they generally use only a single dataset like Patstat, Scopus, WoS (Web of Science), OECD STI indicators, etc., and therefore deploying only a few variables – determined by the data available. However, progress in the STI research field (and the  social sciences in general) depends in our view on the ability…

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Introducing RISIS: new videos

The RISIS co-ordinator, Philippe Laredo has put together a series of videos introducing the RISIS programme. For a quick overview, view his introduction, and for more in depth information, take a look at 'Why build RISIS?' and 'RISIS for Researchers'.  

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RISIS Training: Universities, research organizations and rankings

In the past decade university rankings have become important tools for policymaking and are increasingly used for marketing purposes. For that reason alone good care of data and statistics underlying these rankings is crucial. Therefore it is essential to obtain more transparency regarding both the definition of the universities and the data collection procedures that are applied in the various rankings. This one-day-course held in Leiden on 28 June, focused on definitions and data collection…

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Learning from end-users at Eu-SPRI

At the annual Eu-SPRI conference, held in Vienna at the AIT earlier this month, RISIS members took part in a number of sessions, discussing the use of the RISIS datasets and platforms. One session was dedicated to a consultation with the end-users of RISIS, designed to identify ways in which RISIS can better support the research community. Co-chairs, Emanuela Reale and Philippe Laredo report:    "Data-driven and evidence-based approaches are fundamental to promote excellence research, and…

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Exploring JoREP 2.0: RISIS Training May 2017

15 participants from across Europe, including Italy, Spain, Hungary and Belgium  took part in RISIS training last week at IRCrES CNR, Rome. ‘Exploring JoREP 2.0: features and potential uses in the studies on Europeanisation of research activities’ took place from May 25-26 2017. The course aimed to introduce JoREP 2.0 database, present new features of the infrastructure, highlight the specific contents and frame its potential uses in the context of the theoretical background on which has been…

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