Tools and Ways Used for the Evaluation of Results of Research and Development
Session coordinator: Ivana Laiblová Kadlecová, Academy of Sciences Library, Czech Republic
Time and venue: May 27, 8:30 AM - 12:05 PM, Vencovsky Aula
Evaluation of European Research – Information Sources, Methods and Results
- Lucie Vavříková, Technology Centre Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
- Lenka Havlíčková, Technology Centre Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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Evaluation of the research and development funded from European sources, specifically from so called Framework programmes (FP), is nowadays widely discussed, as well as research evaluation funded from public resources in general. Although the information about projects funded from FPs are published on the community website CORDIS, it doesn’t contain any tool for evaluation itself. However, European Commission maintains a database eCORDA, which enables to perform statistics of FP.
These statistics are often incorporated in other methods, i.e. in a very popular method today, impact assessment. Bibliometrics, one of the traditional methods of research evaluation providing the analysis of publication outputs and its citations, was until now very rarely used, because European Commission doesn’t collect these outputs into common database. Hence only single studies were performed, they were based on the data collection by questionnaire. A recent change in Web of Science enables to partially identify the outputs. Then the bibliometrics approach could be applied. These results correlated with the participation statistics in FPs indicate first pieces of knowledge about scientific impact of FPs.
Paper introduces database CORDIS, gives an overview about existing methods of FP evaluation and sums up the bibliometrics analyses already performed. After it presents own methods of bibliometric analyses and its results based on the most extensive data source ever. The results are concerned mainly to the Czech Republic.
- Author's professional CV
Lucie Vavříková works in Technology centre ASCR as a European research analyst, covering the Framework Programmes of the EU. She is also a PhD student at the Institute of Information Science and Librarianship of the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague working mainly on the topic of use of bibliometrics and scientometrics in research evaluation.
She cooperates also with the Elsevier company as a trainer of the Scopus database, ScienceDirect database and of other scholarly information products. She is interested in the problematic of information in the research and development from many points of view; she also publishes in this topic and participates on the scholarly actions.