Topic 1: Research and dissemination patterns of SSH institutes and/or researchers (WP1)

By 5 June 2017
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Host institution: FORS, located at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Description of the topic: This STSM will investigate research and dissemination patterns of SSH institutes and/or researchers. The focus of the STSM will lie in the analysis of the (full) output of SSH institutes using qualitative as well as quantitative descriptions and classifications (e.g. the grantees home institute as well as the host institute), not only regarding output type or dissemination channel but also regarding type of text and references used within these texts. Furthermore, interviews with researchers will shed light on knowledge production and dissemination strategies.


  • – to advance the understanding of knowledge production and dissemination in the SSH
  • – to investigate the relationship between publication patterns and the institution’s profile

Special criteria for this STSM: the applicant has (basic) bibliometric knowledge and experience in qualitative research. Having access at the own institution’s publication data is an advantage.

Results: The proposed STSM will result in a co-authored publication and contribute to the training school and to the recommendations for better adapted criteria and indicators for SSH research.

Practical details:

Working group: WG1 (conceptual frameworks for SSH research evaluation)

Duration and timing: between two weeks and two months

Location: FORS, Géopolis, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

Contact: Michael Ochsner (