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4# RISIS Policymakers Session: Mapping R&D to policy goals and societal challenges

The 4th RISIS Policymakers Session will take place on the 9th of July in an online format (2 pm – 4 pm). RISIS will focus on the added value of advanced bibliometric analyses in the context of science policy, beyond its conventional uses in research evaluation with a presentation of Ed Noyons, Alfredo Yegros Yegros, and Ismael Rafols, (CWTS Centre for Science and Technology Studies Leiden University). The team took into consideration the example of cancer research to illustrate the…

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RISIS DATASETS TUTORIALS: RISIS PATENT

RISIS PATENT Tutorial is online on Zenodo community space.   The RISIS Patent database derives from the EPO PATSTAT, a database provided by the European Patent Office and considered as a reference in the field of patent intelligence and statistics. It contains bibliographical patent data from leading industrialised and developing countries.   Building on competencies accumulated over the years and mobilizing dedicated resources, IFRIS UPEM, as a research center specialized in quantitative STI,  has incorporated…

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STI2020, Aarhus. Call for papers and posters on “Science policy, performance & integrity”

The STI/ENID 2020 conference will be held 2-4 September 2020 in Aarhus, Denmark, and synergies with the RISIS project continue, that even this year will be sponsor of the event.   This edition will have a special focus on the interaction between the construction and use of Science, Technology and Innovation indicators in science policy and performance evaluations, and the potential effects they have on research integrity. The conference will have a mix of traditional…

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European fast growing mid-sized firms: a policy meeting by RISIS project

On 24 October 2019, the Club of associated research organisations (Clora) of Brussels will host the first RISIS Policymakers' Session. The European Research Infrastructure for Science, technology and Innovation policy Studies (RISIS) will focus on European mid-size firms, with a half-day presentation and discussion around evidence from RISIS Cheetah data. Massimiliano Guerini, representative of Politecnico di Milano (Polimi) in RISIS project and Cheetah access manager and Roberto Camerani, Research Fellow at Science Policy Research Unit…

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US vs European universities, behind rankings

All of us, at least once in life, we have heard about “best universities”, both in Europe, and around the world. Yet, define excellence is not a simple job. Researchers of USI (Università della Svizzera italiana) in collaboration with University of Turin, have shown a strong relationship between university revenues and their volume of publications and citations, sweeping away some conceptions on university rankings. The study is now accepted for publication on PlosOne. To help…

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