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26th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, STI 2022

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The 26th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators, STI 2022, will be held September 7-9 2022. The conference will be held in collaboration with the European Network of Indicator Developers (ENID).

The 2022 STI conference addresses the new issues and challenges that have appeared in Science, Technology and Innovation indicators. The conference will be the opportunity to showcase results from the intense work done in recent years on the way science, technology and innovation indicators are used in relating social actors to science and technology.

CfP Impact of Open Research: Challenges and Opportunities in the ‘Scientific Periphery’

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CfP Impact of Open Research: Challenges and Opportunities in the ‘Scientific Periphery’
Abstract submission: September 15, 2022
Invitations for submission: September 30, 2022
Submissions open: October 1, 2022
Submissions close: February 15, 2023


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The 9th Conference on Scholarly Communication in the Context of Open Science PUBMET2022 will happen live in Zadar 14-16 September 2022. Registration is open:

Open Science European Conference

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Bravo Emanuel for you excellent presentation during the Open Science European Conference in Paris 4-5th February 2022, and live online!
Great to see the outputs from ENRESSH highlighted!

Our COST action may be finished, but the association is there to carry on the work! I hope many of you will join so as to participate in our forthcoming elections for a new board!

ENRESSH is dead, long live ENRESSH

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As we all know, our funded COST project came to an end in 2020. We were lucky to have held our final event in Paris just before the world shut down. Since, we have simply not been able to physically meet, but zoom has been working well!

So, ENRESSH is not dead, it has simply become an association!

From the outset, the groundwork behind our highly successful COST action was carried out by members of the association EvalHum. As the name ENRESSH had largely disappeared from the map, we simply renamed it as ENRESSH. Some are very much alive. If you want to join us as a member, just send an email to williams(at) to have our bank details.

Gradually, this page will change to reflect our new status, but the work goes on as we investigate evaluation procedures across Europe, and beyond, in the Social Sciences and Humanities, in all their diversity and wealth, and including the arts.


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The RESSH conferences are founding events in the history of ENRESSH as this is where it all started! As ENRESSH draws to a close, the next steps will once more take place at RESSH, so this is the place to be.

The flagship event of EvalHum, RESSH brings together ENRESSH and EvalHum members and the wider world of research evaluation in the SSH. It aims to be a small friendly event where the priority is the exchange of ideas.

The next conference will take place in the beautiful city of Valencia immediately after the ENRESSH meeting.

Don’t miss the new deadline! For full details

This is the 3rd EVALHUM sponsored event following the highly successful meetings in Rennes (2015) and Antwerpen (2017). Details of past events and of EvalHum membership can be found on our website –



R+D contracts in Spain

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There is currently an open call from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities offering R+D contracts at Universities and Research Institutes in Spain. These contracts are for strengthening the Spanish R+D system. Candidates must meet the requirements of being doctors and having obtained a doctorate between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2015.

The ILIA research group will be glad to support a candidate from ENRESSH who would working with the ILIA research group) in the case of obtaining the grant.

All the details can be found at:

Please, let Elea Gimenez know before January 20th if anyone is interested in this call. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information.

Testimonials in memory of Puay Tang

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Our dear colleague and founder member of EvalHum and ENRESSH, Dr Puay Tang, passed away recently. We are seeking testimonials from all those who knew her as friend, colleague and researcher of dedication and talent.

Dr Puay Tang


Burgess Langshaw-Power and Alexander Caro, on behalf of the Science Policy Research Unit class of 2016

Puay, many knew you for your impactful work in academic and publishing circles. However, we knew you best as an enthusiastic and compassionate individual and as an adept professor. Your purple-tinged hair belied the passion and seriousness with which you took your work. You cared deeply about the success of your students and held us to the highest standards. In return, you gave us your best everyday. Whether academic, professional, or personal, it was you to whom we turned to for support. You served as a mentor to many, providing an ear and wisdom when your students were faced with any challenge.

We have lost a teacher, a mentor, and a friend. Thank you, Puay, for all that you have done. We will never forget you.

Leonie Van Drooge

I am so sorry to hear about Puay. Fierce and powerful Puay, who showed that physique has nothing to do with force and power. Smart and sharp Puay, who sometimes kept quiet and at the background, and then stepped forward and contributed knowledge, insight, experience. Or wit. Of course, I enjoyed talking with her about clothes, shoes, bags, shops. And food.

I have some memories of Puay that make me smile, even now. I know her ever since the SIAMPI project. She managed to get a letter from the director of the social science center that was her case study for SIAMPI. A very nice interaction, that letter! She read the letter out loud at the final meeting in Brussels. That was one of the few times I saw her actually perform. She wanted, and managed, to bring every word of the letter to the audience.

Kate Baker
I have known Puay over many years from the PRIME network of excellence back in FP6 to working closely with her on the FP7 SIAMPI project where we struggled together with assessing the social impact of research. She brought intellectual sharpness to all our debates together with her unique freshness, energy and humour. She was exceptionally good company and always collegial and supportive in sharing experiences of academic and university life. To say she will be missed is a great understatement.

Ioana Galleron
Puay, you were there at the British academy when I first started to get publicly involved in the defense of the SSH. I was nervous because it was my first speech in English, and in such a prestigious place. You found the words to reassure me. So was your presence all along our too short collaboration: energetic, optimistic, pushing us all to go further and do better. Thank you and farewell!

Ad Prins

I met Puay during the SIAMPI project in which I worked with Jack and Jordi. Smart, funny, cheerful and cordial, she once in a while popped up, usually at the end of our sessions, making fun of her habit of “shopping”, meanwhile also discussing serious matters about our joined topic. It is a great loss, especially for Jordi.

Jack Spaapen

It will not be hard to write up stories about the academic achievements of Puay, her teaching and research qualities, or about her unconventional fashion statements that nevertheless fitted her so well, or about her sharpness, her openness, her kindness, but I will remember Puay because she had the unique ability to light up any room, even a room filed with more or less serious academics. That light I will carry with me.

I don’t remember how I met Puay. She was just there from the beginning of the EvalHum adventure in promoting the Social Sciences and Humanities, an instant friend. A small group attended the meeting I and Ioana Galleron organised at the British Academy in December 2012. We all went off to a pub after and started planning projects and meetings. From then on, we saw a lot of Puay and Jordi as we exchanged emails and ran events whilst trying to get the essential networking funding. We tried the ESF, we tried H2020, we tried COST. We had many refusals, but with Puay’s enthusiasm we kept on trying, and finally won with ENRESSH. It was a privilege to know her for her knowledge and capacities as a researcher, but above all as a genuinely nice person who was just fun to be with. The news of her passing away came out of the blue. I am utterly devastated and, like so many, will miss her greatly. Rest in Peace Puay, your memory will live on!