ISSI 2021, exploring the dimension of Innovation with RISIS

The European Research Infrastructure for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Studies (RISIS2) is going to participate at the 18th International Conference on Scientometrics & Infometrics that will take place virtually in Leuven (Belgium) from 12 to 15 of July.

The H2020 funded project will be one of the main actors at the virtual hall and organizes on 12th of July at 6 (pm – CET) Exploring the dimension of Innovation through RISIS new resources a Webinars session focusing on the three newest resources: ESID illustrated by Dr. Abdullah Gök (University of Strathclyde), ISI-Trademark Data Collection (ISI-TM) presented by Peter Neuhäusler (Fraunhofer, Isi), and an overview of  Overton by Ed Noyons (CWTS, at Leiden University).



ISSI 2021 Conference will provide an international open forum for scientists, research managers, authorities, and information professionals to debate the current status and advancements of informetric and scientometric theories and their deployment. In addition to the traditional evaluative focus, this conference will also discuss practical applications in related fields such as library and information science, data mining, information retrieval, history of science, and philosophy of science.

The conference is organized by KU Leuven in close collaboration with the University of Antwerp under the auspices of ISSI – the International Society for Informetrics and Scientometrics .



RISIS  aims at building a data and services infrastructure supporting the development of a new generation of analyses and indicators. ​It provides ongoing access to the existing RISIS datasets . RISIS will also open new datasets and provide new services, in particular in terms of combined and distant access to datasets, and increasingly services for data analysis RISIS project gives access to 14 RISIS datasets for studying science and innovation divided into 5 different families: Firm Innovation Capabilities, R&D Output-Oriented Datasets, Public Research And Higher Education, Policy Learning, Registers.



RISIS is freely accessible to European researchers, once they have registered and signed the charter of good practice (accreditation process). In most cases, researchers will have to present a project that will be reviewed both by the relevant dataset producers and by the RISIS project review board (selection process).

All datasets have been inter-linked after harmonization of integration activities. RISIS is also developing new datasets on four relevant key issues for research and policy: social innovation, non-technological innovation, the role of PhDs in society, portfolios of public funding instruments. In particular, 2 new datasets have been opened recently, ESID on social innovation, and ISI-Trademark Data Collection (ISI-TM)Overton is a new powerful resource on bibliometrics that will be soon integrated into CWTS Publication database.




ISSI 2021