Amaia Albizua is a PhD candidate in the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals” (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Graduated in Environmental Sciences at the University of Salamanca. She has a MSc on Soils and Water Management at ETSEA (Technical School of Agricultural Engineering) of University of Lerida with a grant of Obra Social "la Caixa" and a MSc on Environmental Studies, specialty of Ecological Economics and Environmental Management at the University Autonomous of Barcelona. Experience in consultancy doing Environmental Impacts Studies and Environmental Education; at Macaulay Institute in Aberdeen (Scotland) as Biologist Assistant ; and in UNESCO Cluster Office in Accra (Ghana) as Consultant assisting in the implementation of the natural science activities relating to programs: Man and Biosphere (MAB), International Hydrology. Started in November 2011, her doctoral research focuses on the trade-offs of agrarian intensification on agrarian soil ecosystem services and human well-being with a focus on social perception and valuation of agrarian ecosystem services, social vulnerability to multiple stressors faced by rural livelihoods and the institutional role on shaping this vulnerability with a case study in Itoiz-Canal de Navarra. Her research interest includes political ecology (environmental justices regarding land and water dispossession), soil ecology, rural-metabolism, adaptation policy and participant research.
José Gabriel Andrade holds a European PhD in Communication Sciences from the Catholic University of Portugal and a Master in Communication Sciences: Communication, Organisation and New Technologies from the Portuguese Catholic University with the support of the high level Scholarship Programme of the European Union for Latin America (Alban). He holds a degree in Communication Sciences by the Catholic University of Santos, São Paulo-Brazil. José Gabriel Andrade is assistant lecturer at the School of Philosophy and Social Sciences (FFSC) - Braga - and at the School of Human Sciences (FCH) - Lisbon - of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP); researcher at the Research Center for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies (CEFH, UCP) in the area of Communication, Media and Audience; researcher at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC, UCP) in the area of Media, Technology, Contexts; and visiting researcher at the Brazil Institute of King's College - London.
Judit Bar-Ilan is professor at the Department of Information Science of Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She received her PhD in computer science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and started her research in information science in the mid-1990s at the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She moved to the Department of Information Science at Bar-Ilan University in 2002. She is a member of the editorial boards of JASIST, Scientometrics, Journal of Informetrics, PLoS ONE, Cybermetrics, Online Information Review and Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics. Her areas of interest include: informetrics, information retrieval, Internet research, information behavior and usability. Since 2015 she is academic head of MALMAD, the Israeli Inter-University Center for Digital Information Services. Her detailed CV and list of publications can be found at http://is.biu.ac.il/en/judit.
Following a degree in Medical Cell Biology, Kate moved into the world of science and technology policy, taking a Masters degree at the University of Manchester and staying as a researcher at PREST (Programme of Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology). Early work involved the development of research evaluation systems for government research laboratories and programmes, as evaluation began to be introduced in research organisations and programmes in the 1980s. She worked on early evaluations for the European Commission’s Framework programmes, for example the socio-economic impacts of ICT and telematics collaborative R&D.
PREST transformed into the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research in 2004, when Kate became a senior lecturer. She has recently worked on the interactions of firms with physics-based large scale research infrastructures, and the societal impacts of ICT research, developing the SIAMPI framework (societal impact assessment measured through productive interactions). Within the ERA-LEARN project, Kate is contributing to the development of frameworks for mapping the impacts of ERA-nets and Joint Programming Initiatives. Recently she has been working on models of impact in a different domain, namely the impacts of social enterprises and community-based funding instruments for community organisations.
Rok Benčin (born 1984) is an Assistant Professor at Postgraduate School ZRC SAZU and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. He holds a PhD in philosophy (2012) and BAs (2007) in philosophy and comparative literature. His main research focus is on aesthetics and the role of literature and art in contemporary philosophy. Since 2014, he has also been focusing on research ethics by being involved in the FP7 project SATORI (Stakeholders Acting Together on the ethical impact assessment of Research and Innovation).
Dr Paul Benneworth is a senior researcher at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies, the University of Twente, the Netherlands, and also at Agderforskning, Kristiansand, Norway. Paul’s research interests are related to the relationships between universities and societal change with a particular focus on social sciences and humanities research, as well as societal change in old industrial regions. Paul’s Ph.D. explored the ways that old industrial regions create new opportunities for economic development through the ways that their existing industries and technologies are cross-fertilised within wider global networks in ways that drive various kinds of modernisation processes, economic, social, political, institutional, and environmental. In 2010-13 he was Chief Scientist of the Humanities in the European Research Area ERANET network Joint Research Programme “The public value of arts & humanities research”. Paul has undertaken a wider range of basic and applied research activities for a variety of funders including research councils, HE funding councils, the OECD, government departments across Europe, the European Commission and a number of regional authorities. He is one of the authors of “The Impact and Future of Arts & humanities research” (2016, forthcoming, Palgrave).
Peter Biegelbauer is Senior Scientist at the Department Innovation Systems of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna. His research work focuses on the fields of research, technology, industry and innovation policy, where he has coordinated several national and international research projects. He is interested in all phases of the policy life-cycle, from problem definition to policy evaluation and reformulation. For several years he has concentrated on policy evaluation and the possibilities of learning from experience. He teaches at the University of Vienna on social learning and public policy making, comparative politics and social science methods. In 2013 he has published the book “Wie lernt die Politik - Lernen aus Erfahrung in Politik und Verwaltung“ on learning from experience in politics and administration with VS Springer. Since 2015 he has been editor of the journal European Policy Analysis.
Alexandra Bitušíková is an Associate Professor at Matej Bel University (UMB) in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, and a Senior Adviser to the EUA Council for Doctoral Education in Brussels, Belgium. She received PhD in social anthropology from Comenius University in Bratislava. She worked in various academic management positions (Vice-Rector for Research, Director of the UMB Research Institute, Head of Scientific Committee, Head of EUA activities in the field of doctoral education). She was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, UK; University College London, UK; and Boston University, U.S. (Fulbright). She participated in several European Framework Programme research projects and is author of more than 100 publications on urban anthropology, diversity, gender, social and cultural change in Central Europe, and doctoral education in Europe. In 2001, she was seconded to the European Commission, DG Research in Brussels. From 2003 to 2008 she worked at the European University Association (EUA) in Brussels where she was responsible for activities related to doctoral education reform in Europe. She was fully engaged in the process of the establishment of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) in 2008. Since then she has been working at EUA-CDE as a senior adviser in the field of doctoral education while pursuing her academic career back in Slovakia. As a researcher, she was involved in six FP and H2020 SSH projects. She has been the Slovak national delegate in the H2020 SC6 Programme Committee and the national delegate in the Helsinki Group on Gender Equality in Research and Innovation.
Andrea Bonaccorsi is Full Professor of Economics and Management at the School of Engineering of the University of Pisa, Italy. His research interests are in the fields of economics of science, technology, and innovation. He has published over 200 papers, of which more than 60 articles in internationally refereed journals.
He is member of RISE, the group of experts supporting the European Commissioner for Research and Innovation.
He has pioneered the field of microdata on Higher Education Institutions in Europe, with the Aquameth and Eumida projects, which gave origin to ETER, the now publicly available European Tertiary Education Register. On these projects he edited Knowledge, Diversity and Performance in European Higher Education (Edward Elgar, 2014) and, together with Cinzia Daraio, Universities And Strategic Knowledge Creation (Edward Elgar, 2007).
In the 2011-2015 period he served as Board member of the newly created Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR). In this capacity he supervised the production of indicators for the National Scientific Habilitation, the classification of scientific journals, and the development of the methodology for the evaluation of the third mission. Based on these experiences he wrote two books: one book (in Italian) in which he developed systematically the epistemic arguments for research evaluation, in particular in SSH (La valutazione possibile, Il Mulino 2015) and another in which he collected and edited chapters on various aspects of evaluation in SSH (Research evaluation in SSH. Lessons from the Italian experience, Springer 2017). He served as evaluators for agencies in France, Canada, Portugal, and Israel.
He has been member of several expert groups at the European Commission (DG Research, DG Regio), among which the AUBR group (Assessment of University-Based Research) and the group which supported the launch of the European Research Council.
Africa Borges has a Degree in Psychology by the University of Valencia and a Phd in Psychology by the University of La Laguna. She is a reader in the Department of Clinical Pshychology, Psychobiology and Methodology at the University of La Laguna. She has developed her research in the evaluation of educational programmes since 2010, starting a research line to evaluate teachers’ behaviours, employing observational methodology. Her expertise includes the creation of measurement instruments.
Since 2001 she has been the director of the Research Group on Giftedness, where she directs Phd, grade and masters thesis. In 2004 she created the Comprehensive Program for High Abilities (PIPAC in Spanish) which is an out-of-school program for gifted and talented children and their families. This program has spread beyond our borders and nowadays it is being carried out in two universities of Mexico, the University Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, and the University of Guadalajara.
She is the director of the International Network of Research, Intervention and Assessment in High Intellectual Abilities (REINEVA, in Spanish), member of the and Asociación Española de Metodología de las Ciencias del Comportamiento (AEMCCO), of the European Association of Methodology, the European Council for High Ability and director of the digital magazine of science in the disciplines of Psychology and Education, Talincrea (Talent, Intelligence and creativity).
Nelius Boshoff has a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from Stellenbosch University, on the topic of knowledge utilisation in the South African wine industry. He also holds a Master’s Degree (Cum Laude) in Research Psychology from the same university. Over the years he has worked extensively in the field of Science Studies, at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST), Stellenbosch University, where he is employed as a Senior Lecturer. He participated in various large-scale projects using both quantitative and qualitative methodology and also contributed to a number of monitoring and evaluation studies. Examples are an investigation into the utilisation of research in South Africa, a study towards developing a monitoring and evaluation framework to benchmark the performance of women in the South African innovation system, bibliometric profiles of research at public sector universities, and S&T profiles for selected African countries. Nelius has produced 19 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 80 research reports and contributions to research reports. His professional interests include (1) studies of the societal impact of research, (2) studies of research collaboration and (3) bibliometric studies with a focus on Africa. He is the Academic Co-ordinator of the postgraduate programme in Science and Technology Studies that is offered by CREST.
Dr Zoe Bulaitis is an early career researcher working within the field of English Literature and Criticism. Her doctoral research project, undertaken at the University of Exeter, UK was entitled “Articulations of Value in the Humanities: The Contemporary Neoliberal University and Our Victorian Inheritance”. Her thesis traced the shift from liberal to neoliberal education from the nineteenth century to the present day, in order to provide a rich and previously underdeveloped narrative of value in the humanities. Rather than attempting to justify the value of the humanities within presiding economic frameworks or writing a defence against market rationalism, her thesis offered an original contribution through an immersion in social, financial, and literary debates concerning contemporary educational policy.
Zoe's research specialism lies in nineteenth- to twenty-first-century novels concerning economics and education, alongside critical theory that addresses socio-economic, policy-oriented, historicist, and aesthetic values. Her work places contemporary cultures of “crisis” within a historical perspective in order to develop a nuanced articulation of contemporary culture and the value of the humanities.
Zoe has published research in Palgrave Communications (Vol. 3.1) and is currently working on her first monograph which will explore the means and methods with which to value humanities research in the UK under the present funding and policy climates.
Karin Byland is project leader at the University of Bern on the research project “Assessing legal research in Switzerland”. The project is funded by the Rectors' Conference of Swiss Universities (swissuniversities). The empirical and exploratory study focuses on procedures, evaluation methods and quality criteria for the general assessment of the scientific quality of legal research, in an international comparative perspective. Prior to that, she was a teaching and research assistant at the law faculty of the University of Geneva. She earned her Master’s degree in political science from the University of Geneva. Her doctoral research focuses on the impact of courts on the implementation of public policies. Her research interests include research evaluation, quality in legal research, knowledge production processes and qualitative and quantitative assessment methods.
Marc Caball is cultural historian and has published widely in the area of early modern cultural history. He is also interested in the history of the book and the British Atlantic. A former research scholar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, he holds a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He is a council member of the Irish Texts Society and a board member of the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM). From 2001 to 2005, he was Director of the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) during which time he was involved in the establishment of NORFACE and HERA. He was the Principal Investigator on the IRCHSS and Department of the Taoiseach-funded major research project ‘Protestants, print and Gaelic culture in Ireland, 1567-1722’ and was recently a recipient of an IRCHSS New Ideas Award for a research project entitled ‘Book history, print and design: a knowledge transfer workshop’ and an Irish Research Council New Foundations award for a ‘Dublin Book History App’. With Professor Clare Carroll (CUNY), he was co-director of the National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Summer Institute ‘Researching early modern manuscripts and printed books’ (New York, 2013). Marc Caball was Chairman of COST Individuals, Societies, Cultures and Health (ISCH) Domain Committee from 2008 to 2013. He is currently the lead investigator on the Irish Research Council-funded ‘Mapping readers and readership in Dublin, 1826-1926: a new cultural geography’ (http://marshreaders.ucd.ie/people/). He is an associate professor in UCD School of History.
Ketrina Çabiri Mijo received a Master’s Degree in European Politics from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom in 2009. Ketrina completing her PHD on Corruption and Decision making in Public Procurement, as a research fellowship at the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the Essex University under a Civil Society Scholar Award in 2016 and a research stay at the Department of Political Sciences and Sociology, University of Salzburg as a Sigma Agile Fellow (2015-2016). Ketrina is a research Fellow at TRAIN programme ‘Fostering Policy Dialogue in the Western Balkans’ lead by German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in 2017.
Since 2011 Ketrina has been working at the Office for Project Development and Partnerships at UET and currently she is the Head of Office. Previously she has worked as an expert of European Research Programs in the Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation in the Council of Ministers in Albania. She has an extensive experience in project writing and management, while she has been involved in several EU Projects such as Tempus, IPA CBC/Interred MED, LLP/Jean Monnet, ERASMUS +, ESPON and other national and international donors like World Bank and British Council, Open Society Foundation, Friedrich Ebert Sifting, OSCE, UNWOMEN, GDN (Global Research Competition), etc.
Ketrina has published in national and international journals and publishing houses, such as Bentham Science Publishers, Kluwer Law International, Oxford University Press, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (Emerald Publishing), etc.
Dr. Luisa Carvalho is Assistant Professor at Department of Social Sciences and Management, Open University of Portugal and coordinates the MSc in Management and the Intensive Course on Entrepreneurship and Small Business. She is researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE), University of Évora (Portugal). She received her PhD in Management from the University of Évora (Portugal). She is the author of several articles in scientific journals, international conferences, books and book chapters. Her current research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurship, innovation, internationalization and services sector.
Elena Castro-Martínez was awarded a PhD in Industrial Chemistry in 1983 and between 1981 and 1987 she did some postgraduate courses (“Environmental Engineering”, “Business Management” and "Research Organisation and Management in the Public Administration"). She is a tenured scientist working in INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), where she develops research activities in the field of innovation studies and more specifically on science and innovation policies, knowledge transfer and exchange processes.
She have more than 10 years of experience in the management of knowledge transfer (CSIC’s Knowledge Transfer Office) (1986-87, 1995-2004) and more than 7 years of experience as policy maker (manager of technology transfer policy in the National R&D plan, Spain) (1988-1994).
She participates in R&D projects, financed by national, regional and European funds in areas like public R&D and innovation policies and the planning and management of research and knowledge transfer in Public Research Organisations. She regularly participates (and leads) R&D and consultancy contracts with different international, foreign and Spanish entities, working on the analysis of regional innovation systems and the design of R&D and innovation policies and instruments as well as designing R&D and innovation strategies.
She usually teaches in official master and specialization courses on management of science and innovation in Spain and in Latin American countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Colombia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, México, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay and Venezuela).
From 2010 to 2015 she was Advisor of the CSIC’s humanities and social sciences scientific commission; since 2013 she is a Member of Advisory Committee of Iberoamerican network for R&D and innovation indicators (RICYT).
Ondřej Daniel earned his PhD from the Institute of World History (Faculty of Arts) at Charles University in Prague in 2012, having specialised in post-socialism, nationalism, migration and popular culture. He has published over 25 academic articles and book chapters in Czech, English and French on the cultural impact of labour migration, minority issues and subcultures. His dissertation was published under the title Rock or Turbofolk: The Imagination of Migrants from the Former Yugoslavia (2013). In 2016, he published the monograph Behind the Doors of the New Biedermeier, which collected his writing on subcultures and violence surrounding the development of Czech post-socialist mainstream culture. Together with Tomáš Kavka and Jakub Machek, he co-edited the monograph Popular Culture and Subcultures of Czech Post-Socialism: Listening to the Wind of Change, published in 2016.
Since August 2014 I work in a Research Support Centre, Metropolitan University Prague (MUP). MUP ranks among the oldest and largest private universities in the Czech Republic. MUP provides education in Bachelor’s Degree (Bc.), Master’s Degree (Mgr., Ing.), and Doctoral Degree (Ph.D. and PhDr.) study programmes in the area of the humanities, international territorial studies, legal specialisations, media and communication studies, and international economic relations. In addition to a high standard of academic instruction, MUP also offers its students the chance to participate in a variety of other programmes under the auspices of individual departments or research centres. Such activities include international conferences and roundtable discussions with leading Czech and internationally acclaimed experts but also research projects and publications, a subject of primary matter of Research Support Centre.
Dr. Stefan de Jong is a post-doctoral researcher at The University of Manchester (MIoIR) and Leiden University (CWTS). He studies university strategies for impact of the social sciences and humanities. Stefan obtained a BSc in Cell Biology from Wageningen University and an MSc in Innovation Studies from Utrecht University. Stefan worked as researcher at the Rathenau Instituut, studying societal impact and evaluation of academic research. As an external PhD student at Leiden University (CWTS) he wrote a dissertation on the relationship between Dutch impact policies and academic impact practices: ‘Engaging scientists: organising valorization in the Netherlands’ (successfully defended in 2015). Stefan regularly hosts societal impact workshops for academics.
Esther De Smet is a senior research policy advisor at Ghent University. Holding both a Master in Classical Studies and an Advanced Master in Media & Communication, she has been working at her alma mater since 2003. After a detour via the Department for Educational Policy (implementing the new European educational structure and co-ordinating the Education and Examination Code) and a stint as project management of GUIDe (Ghent University Information Desk) kick-starting a brand new customer and information service), Esther joined the Research Department in late 2010. There she took on the role of knowledge broker and became one of the project leads on the institutional research information system (GISMO). In 2014 she spearheaded the new institutional policy on societal value creation. Since then she has been invited to sit on panels and/or participate in workshops on research policy, impact, and research communication. She leads workshops on communication strategy, impact, digital presence and social media. Esther is always looking for ways to create a stimulating and nurturing research environment and to put her university’s research on the local and global map. Twitter is her medium of choice: she is the proud curator of @ResearchUGent making her a frontrunner in harnessing social media in Flemish research communication since 2012.
Dr. De Giovanni is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and Scientist having read for an MSc in Occupational Psychology between 2001 and 2003. She also holds an Associate Fellowship from the British Psychological Society
In 2012 she successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Nottingham entitled: “Transitions Amidst Transition: The journey of Maltese students from compulsory education to further education and/or work.”
Dr. De Giovanni was also consultant for the European Commission and for the Council of Europe involving VET in Malta. She is also qualified as a Lead Auditor for ISO 2001:2008. Her main interests are evidence based policy and research methods.
Currently Dr. De Giovanni is the co-ordinator for the Master in Family Studies at the University of Malta and also lectures Economic Psychology, Psychometrics and Occupational Psychology. She is also chair of the childcare assessment board and carers‘ assessment board as well as member of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing Research Ethics Committee.
Monica Delsignore was born in Vercelli, Italy, on 1st December 1974. She graduated in 1998 and took her PhD in administrative law in 2001 with a dissertation on public services. She is now assistant professor (reader) of Administrative Law at the University of Milan Bicocca, School of Law. Her research interests lie in the field of Public and Administrative Law, broadly conceived. She is author of two books on arbitration and market regulation and of several articles and contributions to collective works on various topics of Administrative Law and European Administrative law. She teaches or has taught Environmental Law, Administrative Law, U.S. Administrative Law, Administrative Judicial Proceeding and Sports law. She is in the scientific committees of Diritto processuale amministrativo and Ilmerito and in the editorial board of Rivista di diritto sportivo. Her current research interests are focused on ERC’s structure and mechanisms.
Gemma is the co-Director of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Evaluation and a Lecturer in Higher Education at Lancaster University. Her expertise is in evaluative practice in academic cultures, Societal Impact, Peer review, evidence-based policymaking and evaluation of research including the use (and abuse) of bibliometric indicators. Gemma holds degrees in Medical Science, Neuroscience and has a PhD from The Australian National University in Science Communication and Research Evaluation.
Gemma has previously worked at the Post-Doctoral level at the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, Australia; and the Instituto de Politicas y Bienes Publicos (IPP-CSIC) in Madrid, Spain. She moved to the Brunel University (UK) in 2013 as recipient of the UK’s ESRC Future Research Leader Fellowship investigating the evaluation of the Impact criterion in the UK’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Her book, “Impact Games, Evaluating Impact in practice through Peer Review” will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. She has also published widely in both the academic and lay-media about issues in research evaluation, peer review, research advocacy and health and medical policymaking.
In 2014 she was awarded the British Academy’s Rising Star Engagement Award in 2014 to establish an international research network for Qualitative and Mixed Methods in Research Evaluation.
Gemma is a permanent affiliate with The Menzies School of health Policy at the University of Sydney, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Cancer Policy at King’s College London and Guy’s Hospital. She is also on the Steering Committee of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Evidence Informed policy network (EVIP-Net) and is head of its working groups for Monitoring & Evaluation; and Communication & Advocacy.
Alexis Dewaele is assistant professor at Ghent University within the department of Clinical-Experimental and Health Psychology. He is coordinating PSYNC, a research consortium within the field of clinical psychology. PSYNC focuses on working with different groups of stakeholders (policy actors, researchers, practitioners,…) and on different aspects of increasing research impact within the field of clinical psychology (from translation of research results into products such as eHealth tools and evidence based instruments to science communication).
He is also part of the research team ‘Familylab’ that conducts fundamental as well as applied research in the field of couple and family psychology. Amongst others, his research interests and expertise focus on minority stress and (mental) health, online and offline survey methods, sexual minorities, and collaborative research methodologies.
Milena Dobreva is an Associate Professor with the Library, Information and Archive Sciences Department at the University of Malta. Her main research interests are in the domains of use of digital resources (including novel methods for engagement and evaluation of the impact and value of digital cultural heritage). She was the principal investigator of EC, JISC and UNESCO funded projects in the areas of user experiences, digitisation and digital preservation and is a regular evaluator for the EC and a range of national research agencies. In 1990-2007 she worked at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences where she earned her PhD degree in Informatics in 1999 and served as the founding head of the first Digitisation Centre in Bulgaria (2004). She was also serving on the Bulgarian national committee of the Memory of the World programme of UNESCO. In 2007-2011 she worked for the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. Milena was awarded an honorary medal for contribution to the development of the relationships between Bulgaria and UNESCO (2006) and an Academic Award for young researchers (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1998). Since 2012 she is an Associate Professor in the University of Malta where under her guidance the programmes in library, information, and archival science had been updated and extended with a Master’s course in Documentary Heritage and Melitensia. In 2014-15 Milena contributed to the EC-funded project Civic Epistemologies, which developed a roadmap for citizen science in digital cultural heritage.
Tim Engels is head of the Departement of Research Affairs and Innovation at the University of Antwerp. Trained in psychology (PhD Vrije Universiteit Brussel), he became responsible for research evaluation at the University of Antwerp as of 2006. He supervises the UAntwerpen group of the Flemish Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM) since 2009. Under his leadership the Flemish Academic Bibliographic Database for the Social Sciences and Humanities (VABB-SHW) has been set up and updated yearly. His research focuses on research evaluation and publication patterns in the social sciences and humanities.
Rita Faria is a Lecturer at the School of Criminology – Faculty of Law of the University of Porto. Has graduated in Law, has a Master in Sociology and has submitted her PhD in Criminology (pending). She is member of the Ethics Committee at the Faculty of Law and has been highly involved in researching and publishing about scientific misconduct in European universities. Is interested in understanding how an which external influences act upon individual decision-making of scholars for committing scientific misconduct or choosing to follow scientific integrity standards. Those external influences may come from the reward system in science, from the organizational environment of higher education institutions, from commissioners of research, especially at the policy-making level, or from the social control system of scientific activity. In 2015, was awarded at the Doctoral Forum of the 4th World Conference on Research Integrity for “Creative and critical use of theory for understanding research behavior”.
Thomas Franssen is a researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University. He has a background in cultural sociology and studied translation flows in fiction and poetry publishing for his dissertation (University of Amsterdam, 2015).
He is interested in the relation between research governance and the epistemic properties of research in a comparative perspective (with a focus on SSH). His work focusses on changes in funding arrangements, evaluation processes and research infrastructure and what this means for research practices and content of research. He also works on the history of bibliometrics, in particular in relation to the humanities.
Professor Ioana Galleron is chair of ENRESSH. She is professor of Digital humanities in the University Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle and a specialist in French language and literature of the Ancien Régime. .
Aldis Gedutis is a professor and senior researcher at the Centre for Studies of Social Change, Klaipeda University (Lithuania). He received his PhD in Philosophy from Vilnius University in 2002. He specializes in Philosophy and Sociology of Science, Sociology of Knowledge, Social Studies of Science, especially in evaluation practices and criteria in Social Sciences and Humanities. He was a Fulbright scholar at the Florida State University with the project “The Evaluation Criteria of Social Sciences and Humanities: Appraisal of the American Approach” in 2008. He was a senior researcher at the project “The Evaluation Practices of Lithuanian Social Sciences and Humanities” (2011–2013). Currently as a senior researcher he is involved in the project “The Value of Humanities: Global Arguments and Lithuanian Specifics” (2016–2018). Both projects are financed by the Research Council of Lithuania.
Dr. Sc. Haris Gekić is Assistant Professor of Human Geography at Department of Geography, University of Sarajevo. Dr. Sc. Haris Gekić is active member in the Geographical Society of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, American Association of Geographers, and the Association of Regional Studies based in London as elected ambassador for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Currently his main topic of research is "Measuring homelessness in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europe". He is author of several papers about human geography of Bosnia and Herzegovina and constantly works on improvement of geographical science and gathering geographical data in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Elea Giménez-Toledo is Research Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council since 2006 and principal investigator of the Research Group on Scholarly Book (ILIA: http://ilia.cchs.csic.es). She is member of the EvalHum Initiative and member of the Management Committee of COST Action ENRESSH.
She has conducted basic and applied research in the field of assessment of Social Sciences and Humanities publications. The research group has developed information systems and indirect quality indicators for journals in Humanities and Social Sciences fields (DICE, RESH and CIRC) and for scholarly book publishers (SPI, Scholarly Publishers Indicators). These tools have been considered and used by Spanish assessment agencies.
She was involved in the European Commission project METRIS (Monitoring European Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities) as Spain national correspondant, as well as in Latindex information system. Between 2001 and 2006 she was full professor at the School of Communication of the Universidad de Navarra. For two years (2010-2012) she was Deputy Director of the Center for Human and Social Sciences belonging to the CSIC, in charge of proposing methods to improve the evaluation of SSH scholars and encourage the quest for quality in SSH research.
I am a PhD candidate in Sociology, in Vilnius university. Doctoral research focuses on higher education discourses in Lithuania and their interconnections with international higher education policies, with particular interest on recent reforms in funding of higher education and science and it’s quality definitions. Interest in the role of sociology for the wider publics encourages to involve into various projects with students: sociology communication in the internet (http://sociologai.lt), summer camps for students and schoolchildren and other activities. Also I lecture in Vilnius university and engage into sociological research projects on education. Research interests include higher education sociology, discourse analysis, sociology of knowledge, sociology of science, social economy, sociology of language, science communication, critical pedagogy.
Bradley Good is currently a Ph.D student at the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin, focusing on anti-racism education and refugees in Ireland. His previous academic background is in Cultural Anthropology. Bradley originally is from Indianapolis, IN USA and received both his Bachlors and Masters degrees from Indiana University. In his previous employments, he most notably worked as a Program Coordinator for the IU Chinese Flagship Program and as an Academic Advisor at Ivy Tech Community College. Bradley often works with and volunteers for refugee and migrant advocacy organizations in Dublin and is a member of Welcome Refugees, a student-led campaign in Ireland.
Former student of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (2007-2011), I completed my Ph.D thesis in sociology at Sciences Po Paris. Since I defended my dissertation in November 2016, I am a postdoctoral fellow in sociology at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations (CNRS/Sciences Po Paris, France). My main research interests are related to the scientific policies in the contemporary period. My Ph.D thesis dealt with research assessment in the Social Sciences and Humanities, in a controverted agency set in 2007. Based on interviews, ethnographic observations and archives, I approached the elaboration and the uses of evaluative instruments close to the actors who conceive and implement them. At the crossroad of public policy analysis, sociology of science and sociology of professions, I show that the definition of scientific “good practices” is manufactured through intra-professional alliances and conflicts, rather than it would reflect top down reforms imposed to the profession.
Raf Guns is coordinator of the University of Antwerp branch of the Flemish Centre for Research & Development Monitoring (ECOOM), which is specialized in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). The main task of ECOOM-Antwerp is the maintenance and further development of the VABB-SHW, a comprehensive database of research output in the SSH in Flanders.
He holds a PhD in library and information science (University of Antwerp, 2012). His research interests include bibliometrics, data science and social network analysis. He is an editorial board member of Journal of Informetrics.
Alexander Hasgall (Dr. phil.), born 1974, is scientific coordinator at the University of Geneva. In this position, he is responsible for the program “Performances de le recherche en sciences humaines et sociales”. This program aims at developing instruments to make the quality and the impact of research in the humanities and social sciences visible and evaluate it appropriately. Alexander Hasgall wrote his PhD about the politics of truth, justice and recognition in relation to the last military dictatorship in Argentina. Before, he worked as journalist, in market research and in the NGO-Sector. Hestudied philosophy, contemporary history, and social and economic history at the University of Zurich and the Free University of Berlin.
Carola Hein is Professor and Head, Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning at TU Delft. She has published widely on topics in contemporary and historical architectural and urban planning – notably in Europe and Japan. Among other major grants, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue research on The Global Architecture of Oil and an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship to investigate large-scale urban transformation in Hamburg in international context between 1842 and 2008. Her current research interests include transmission of architectural and urban ideas along international networks, focusing specifically on port cities and the global architecture of oil. She serves as Editor for the Americas for the journal Planning Perspectives and as Asia book review editor for the Journal of Urban History.
Her books include: The Capital of Europe. Architecture and Urban Planning for the European Union (2004), Port Cities: Dynamic Landscapes and Global Networks (2011), Brussels: Perspectives on a European Capital (2007), European Brussels. Whose capital? Whose city? (2006), Rebuilding Urban Japan after 1945 (2003), and Cities, Autonomy and Decentralisation in Japan. (2006), Hauptstadt Berlin 1957-58 (1991). She has also published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and magazines.
Dr Nina Kancewicz-Hoffman works in research policy, management and evaluation since 1990. Between November 2003 and December 2013 she worked for the European Science Foundation (ESF) in Strasbourg, France. Initially her main responsibility was quality assurance of evaluation processes; she initiated ESF European Peer Review Guide (2011). Later she was Head of Humanities and Social Sciences Unit where she was responsible for the evaluation of project proposals as well as for the European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH). She is currently a member of the Advisory Group of ERIH PLUS at the Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD). Since 2014 she is advisor for international collaborations in the Institute of Literary Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IBL PAN) in Warsaw, Poland. She is particularly interested in theory, policy and practice of research evaluation in SSH in Europe and working out common standards.
Nina studied Polish philology at Warsaw University (Poland), German philology at Tuebingen University (Germany) and was awarded a PhD in Slavic languages and literatures at Columbia University (New York) in 1986.
Dr Jon Holm is responsible for coordination national research evaluations in the Division for Science at the Research Council of Norway. He holds a PhD in literature and had been working as a research administrator and manager since 2005. His current research interests are in research evaluation methodologies.
Dr Todor Hristov is Associate Professor in literary theory at the University of Sofia, and in sociology at the University of Plovdiv, and a fellow of the Institute of Critical Social Studies - Sofia. Todor writes on the nexus between biopolitics, market, subjectivation, and governmentalization of humanitarian and sociological knowledge. His recent publications include: Context, Big Data, and User Individualization. Piron 2017, vol. 14, Working to Death: Competition as a Security Apparatus, Critique and Humanism, 2015, vol. 44, The Value of Knowledge (Sofia: Izvor, 2014), Charisma and Capital (The Foreigner and the Everyday Life, NBU Press, 2014), Excellence, Exclusion, and the Risks of Bologna Process, Critique and Humanism, 2011, vol. 36.
Sven Hug studied German Linguistics and Literature and Psychology. He graduated from the University of Zurich (UZH) in 2008 and has worked in various companies as a market research analyst. Since 2009, he is working as a project manager at the Evaluation Office at UZH and as a research associate at the Professorship for Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education at ETHZ. He is conducting research in the fields of "Research Evaluation" and "Bibliometrics". Currently, his focus is on constructing valid criteria and indicators for evaluating research in the humanities. Since 2015, Sven Hug serves as an expert for the European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS).
Arleen IONESCU is Professor of English Literature and Critical Theory at University of Ploieşti (UPG). Her major research and teaching interests are in the fields of Modernist prose and Critical Theory. She has published widely on James Joyce and other related aspects of modernism, as well as on Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Samuel Beckett, and William Shakespeare. Her monograph The Memorial Ethics of Libeskind’s Berlin Jewish Museum is forthcoming with Palgrave Macmillan (February 2017). As the Dean of the Faculty of Letters and Sciences, she has experience in research evaluation. She is member of the University Research Council and she has been involved in peer review for articles and books in Romania and abroad.
Marlene Iseli has been working for the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS) since 2010. Issues tied to the visibility and valorisation of research in the field of SSH has been a major topic in her daily working-life for several years. Having dedicated her Phd (in 2011 in General Linguistics at the University of Berne) to questions about knowledge transfer and the applicability of academic (linguistic) skills and contents on the job market, her work at the Academy keeps focussing on questions as to the science policy, governing science, the scientific culture of the humanities and their contribution to society. One of her last projects tried to underline the need and pragmatic value of the humanities and their graduates (abouthumanities.sagw.ch).
Dragan Ivanović received a PhD degree at University of Novi Sad in 2010. He holds the associate professor position at University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 scientific papers. Most of these publications are related to software engineering, document management, digital libraries and research information systems. He is a member of the DOSIRD http://dosird.uns.ac.rs project team. Also, he was involved in development of Open source Digital Library of theses and dissertations http://opendlt.uns.ac.rs.
Nataša Jermen is the assistant director for research and inter-institutional co-operation at the Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography in Zagreb. She graduated in molecular biology (1994) and gained her MSc in biomedicine (2003) at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. In 2012 she was awarded the PhD degree in information and communication sciences at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She also graduated in Swedish language and literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in 1995. From 1994 to 1997 she attended scholarships in Sweden, Italy and Austria. In 2016 she attended ERA Fellowship Programme at the Berlin Social Science Centre (WZB).
Her scientific interest lies within the field of information and communication sciences and covers bibliometrics and scientometrics and their role in science policy, as well as lexicography and encyclopaedistics in the digital humanities area. She was a collaborator in the research project "The Development of a Model for the Evaluation of Scientific Work in Croatia", carried out at the Institute for Social Research in Zagreb (2007-2013). From 2017 she is a collaborator in the international project "Cooperation Framework of Digital Infrastructure in the Region − Opportunities and Needs in the Case of Material Concerning Famous People in Science and Culture" funded by DARIAH-EU consortium.
Dr. Arnis Kokorevics has participated in research evaluation exercises organized by Latvian Council of Science (LCS) and Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CSTS) of the Latvian Academy of Sciences since 2008. As Scientific Secretary of Latvian Council of Science (since 2014) Involvement into organization and realization of project evaluation (proposals, reports) and research evaluation exercises in the all fields of science, including Social sciences and Art and Humanities. Communication and correspondence with other research and state administration institutions at national level in Latvia, including actualities regarding Research Policy and Research Evaluation. Information of situation in national level.
He is the representative of Latvia in ERA European RTD Evaluation Network (EuEvalNet) since 2008. Representative of Latvia in ERA Steering Group on Human Resources and Mobility (SGHRM) since 2009 and in working group of the EURAXESS Bridgehead Organizations since 2004. Participation in preparation of Researchers’ Report 2012, 2013, 2014 and MORE2 studies (information about situation in Latvia).
Christoph is a co-founder and managing partner of Görgen & Köller GmbH (G&K), a science consultancy company based in Germany. He especially supports research institutions and SMEs which intend to create impact of their research results in society and industry. He has developed and applied innovation evaluation and management methodologies as well as innovation processes which find widespread use by his clients. Christoph has conducted various projects in the field of innovation management and knowledge & technology transfer with major research facilities from Fraunhofer Society, Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Leibniz Association, and universities. He is currently engaged in projects focusing on the impact of humanities and social sciences in Germany and Europe. Christoph is frequently invited as an expert or speaker to workshops and symposia for innovation management and knowledge transfer, especially on the topic of knowledge transfer from humanities’ & social sciences’ research. Furthermore, he belongs to several pools of experts and evaluators on knowledge transfer from research organisations, also focusing on the transfer from humanities and social sciences at EC, and at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). He is member of the advisory board of the Austrian project “Knowledge Transfer Centres” where he is in charge of improving the knowledge transfer coming from SSHA. He is also member of the advisory boards of the Finnish project “iScout” and of the EC-funded project “ACCOMPLISSH”. Christoph is member of ASTP-Proton (EUR), AUTM (USA), ISPIM (EUR) and TII (EUR). He recently established and leads a special interest group on social sciences and humanities valorisation at ASTP-Proton. Christoph is carrying a Ph.D. in Business Administration and Marketing.
Georgios Kolliarakis is a political scientist and works since 2009 with the University of Frankfurt, Cluster of Excellence ‘Normative Orders’. He conducts research on regulatory, organisational, and strategic aspects of security, including the assessment and management of non-intended and non-anticipated effects. Currently he is part of DANDELION, and action which explores ways to maximize the outreach of socio-economic sciences and humanities research. Prior to that, he has been principal investigator of the EU FP7 project SecurePART – ‘Increasing the engagement of civil society in security research’ (2014-2016), and responsible for multi-stakeholder relations analysis in a pilot project on the ‘Transformation of security culture’ (BMBF-German Ministry of Research, 2010-2013). At the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science he has been part of a European network on ‘Human Security in the Western Balkans’ and analysed the role of criminal and terrorist organizations in fragile states (EU FP6, 2006-2009). Georgios advises a number of national agencies and ministries, as well as International Organisations such as the UN, the Council of Europe, the European Commission, and the Organisation of Security and Cooperation Europe on issues of security research and its interplay with security policy. He has launched and chaired over 30 panels and roundtables at academic and policy conferences. After his Engineering studies at the Technical University of Athens, Georgios earned a Master’s degree in Political Geography from the Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, and a PhD in International Politics and Conflict Resolution from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich.
Jiří Kolman works as a scientific secretary in the Global Change Research Centre of Czech Academy of Sciences (CzechGlobe). He is responsible for the ‘open access’ agenda, scientific evaluations and career development of this interdisciplinary European Centre of Excellence, that currently consists of 16 research teams and operating research infrastructure developed thanks to EU structural funding (mainly the project CzechGlobe, supported by the Research and Development for Innovations Operational Programme with budget 35mil EUR during the period 2010-2014). As a stakeholder and researcher, Jiří Kolman, who is currently finishing his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Law at Masaryk University in which he deals with free access to EU institutions, will focus on ‘practical’ questions (from scientific management point of view) legal concerns (especially from the perspective of European and international law) associated with the project objectives.
Dr. philol., Dr.oec, assoc. professor and head of Business department at RISEBA University, Latvia. Director of “Future Solutions Center”, Ltd. 2008-2015. a member and expert of the Commission for Higher Education Accreditation, Latvia. Since 2016-expert of Agency for Quality Assurance of Higher Education of Latvia. Since 2015- expert of Latvian Council of Science. 1997-2015- a head of Distance Education Centre of Latvia. Since 2016- a board member of Distance Education Centre of Latvia. The participant of more than 15 international projects. The author of more than 30 articles.
Grzegorz Król received his PhD in Psychology, at the University of Warsaw. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and Sociology of Management, Faculty of Management at the University of Warsaw. For over a decade Grzegorz has been involved in EU projects in the area of public health and harm reduction, and managed several dozens of international conferences. His current work at the University of Warsaw focuses on issues of multitasking and overflow. He also develops and maintains multiplatform software for running psychological experiments.
I am a philosopher of communication and I work in the field of research evaluation. I focus on scholarly communication, academic publishing, Open Science, and scientometrics.
As part of my research, I try to go beyond the walls of the Academy. Therefore, I write popular science articles and essays. For many years, I have conducted seminars and workshops on scholarly communication and research evaluation.
Since 2010, I have been writing an academic blog entitled “Warsztat badacza” (“Scholar’s Workshop”), where I discuss scholarly communication, legislation concerning the evaluation of science and other issues that relate to the daily work of researchers.
Robert Kulmiński is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Western and Southern Slavic Studies University of Warsaw, deputy head of the Institute of Western and Southern Slavic Studies University of Warsaw, member of Interdisciplinary Research Team devoted to the Communism Culture in East-Central Europe and Balkans. His main academical interests circle around history and culture of post communist countries, cultural Anthropology, Czech & Slovak Studies, Czech history, research methodology and Czech pop-culture.
From 2009 till 2017 he conducted anthropological/ethnographical researches concerning the analysis of the self-immolations in Czechoslovakia/Czech and Poland. He has published over 39 academic articles and book chapters in Polish and Czech. His is an author of books: Śmierć w Czechach: wizja śmierci w prozie czeskiej lat 1945-1989 (2009) and Tu pali się ktoś. Ryszard Siwiec, Jan Palach, Zdeněk Adamec (2016). He edited among others: Zmysłowy komunizm. Somatyczne doświadczenie epoki (2014), Doświadczenie i dziedzictwo totalitaryzmu na obszarze kultur środkowoeuropejskich (2011). In recent years he has been involved also in several project on contemporary Czech culture.
Vladimir Lekovski MA architect at St. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia. Founder, senior project manager, head of the private company for architecture, design and construction Studio ,,Lelelele'' in Skopje. His research focus is on creative scientific research interest in contextual spatial opportunities in advanced architecture, in relation to new contextual opportunities, today.
He has been presenting Macedonia at the Architectural Venice Biennale with his own projects titled as: ,,Out there, Architecture beyond building, 2008'', as a part of the team authors under the majot project: ,,METAMAK CUT-OUTS'' (curators: Mitko Hadzi Pulja and Minas Bakalcev).
Has been worked as Research Fellow of National Conservation Centre in Macedonia. Has had residential grant for professional collaboration in Ephesus, Turkey.Awarded with various prizes for the best architectural projects, such as: first prize for the best architectural project at the Biennale Architectural Students in Macedonia (BISTA) award ADING, for the best innovation project of research materials and construction, best architectural concept for Church Square, two first prizes BISTA (2006, 2005) for the best student projects. Some of his professional engagements included his head positions of these projects: Major project for building the church ,,Sv. Serafim Sarovski'' in Rostushe, project for conservation, reconstruction and reconstruction of the burnt Bigorski Monastery ,,Sv. Jovan Krstitel'', developing the basic and executive project for the Church Square of Skopje Macedonia.
He and his team works with the conceptual and basic design for the extension and upgrading of the houses, supervision of an individual houses, projects related to supervision and performance of the business complexes, hotels, office objects, administrative facility of the Macedonian ZOO, design for individual houses.Has been participated in numerous international competitions including: the Eco-Museum Tower Taichung Taiwan, Museum in United Stated of America with the title: Wood museum for ACSA. Has been exhibited with his professional partner Iskra Lekovska (based in Macedonia). Has had research journey through Europe (Ljubljana, Graz, Vienna, Munich, Venice, Frank, Paris, Barcelona).
Karolina Lendák-Kabók was born January 9th, 1986 in Novi Sad, Serbia. She earned her bachelor's and master’s degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Novi Sad. She passed her bar exam in Novi Sad. She is a PhD candidate at the Center for Gender studies, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Her research focuses on women members of the Hungarian national minority and their position in the higher education system of Serbia. She is an author and co-author of more than ten scientific papers, presented in journals and both international and national conferences. Karolina speaks Hungarian, Serbian and English, and has a B1 level knowledge of the German language. In 2013 she was awarded the three-year "Collegium Talentum" scholarship funded by the Hungarian government. In the winter semester of the 2014/2015 academic year she was included in the Hungarian National Excellence Program for PhD students living outside the borders of Hungary. She is an active member of the Association of Hungarian PhD Students and Researchers in Vojvodina, Serbia. She is a vice-coordinator of gender trainings in GenderSTE, an EU funded Collaboration in Science and Technology (COST) action. She was a local organizer of the Gender in in research and in Horizon 2020 projects Training School at the University of Novi Sad, 3-4 of March, 2016. Karolina’s supervisor is Prof. Andrea Pető from the Gender Studies Department, Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary.
Nuno Miguel Lima (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a PhD student in History at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas – Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (FCSH-UNL), working on late modern and contemporary business-government relations. He’s a researcher at Instituto de História Contemporânea (IHC), in the same University, where he’s responsible for managing the unit’s research outputs. He’s interested in the development of evaluation tools that account for the social relevance and specificities of SSH research activities, in particular those related with community engagement.
Dr. Sharon Link is the Director of the Research Authority at the University of Haifa since 2008 and has served as the chairman of the Forum of University Research Authority Directors of the Institutes for Higher Education in Israel (FURAD), and as Israel’s representative to the SECURITY PC of the European Union.
Dr. Link received his Ph.D. from The Technion, Israel in the field of Mass Disaster Management. His main fields of interest are policy making, standardization & discretion paradoxes, standards implementation, human behaviour during emergencies and mass disaster management and of course higher education systems.
Severine Louvel is associate professor in the sociology of science at Sciences Po Grenoble (PACTE). She is also affiliated with the PACTE research lab (CNRS and University of Grenoble) where she is coordinating a group on “Science & Politics in Emerging Fields” (with Céline Granjou) She is in 2015-2016 a visiting associate researcher in sociology at EPIDAPO (UMI CNRS / UCLA).
Her current work is about the politics and practices of interdisciplinarity in the life-sciences and biomedical sciences. It is mainly based on in-depth field studies and on international comparisons (France-United States). Her recent work has been published in Revue française de sociologie; Human Relations; Higher education; Science and technology Studies; Science, technology & society
Dr. Sean Lucey is the Research Manager in the College of Business and Law. He is responsible for the management, development and support of research activity across the College, especially in the Cork University Business School and School of Law. This position involves developing and implementing the College’s research strategy, and identifying, initiating and supporting new and existing research collaborations and networks. I also promote research funding opportunities.
He also has an extensive academic background in medical humanities and history and have held teaching and research positions in the University of Liverpool, Queen’s University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin and Oxford Brookes University. Much of this work has been in multi-disciplinary contexts and I have taught and researched in history departments, medical schools, and public health units. I also have a track record of successfully competing for research funding and have received grants from Irish and British funding agencies including the Irish Research Council, Royal Irish Academy, British Academy and the Northern Ireland Executive. I have also worked on wider research projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), Economics and Social Research Council (UK), and Wellcome Trust.
He also has an extensive publishing background. In 2015 Manchester University Press published my second monograph which explored welfare and healthcare reform in inter-war Ireland. Also in 2015, he co-edited a collection of essays which explores healthcare in comparative and regional settings in Britain and Ireland from 1850 -- this was published by the Institute of Historical Research, London. He has also published another monograph with University College Dublin Press and numerous journal articles and book chapters.
Lai Ma received her PhD in Information Science from Indiana University-Bloomington, USA in 2012. Her research is mainly concerned with the interrelationship between epistemology, information infrastructure (primarily bibliographic and citation databases), and its cultural and social affordances and implications. Her work has been influenced by philosophy of language, critical social theory, and social studies of science and technology. She has published conceptual and theoretical work about the concepts of information. Her recent work focuses on research evaluation practices, as well as the notion of impact in the context of knowledge production. She is now working as Assistant Professor in School of Information and Communication Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland.
Bojan Macan is a head of the Centre for Scientific Information at the Ruđer Bošković Institute. He has a PhD in Information and Library Sciences (finished in 2015) as well as graduation diploma of information sciences (librarianship) and Croatian language and literature (finished in 2005), all from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. In his PhD thesis he has developed a model of Current Research Information System for Croatian academic and research society which could be used for evaluation purposes. Bojan is/was a collaborator on three international projects European Union projects related to open access, open data and open science (OpenAIRE 2020, OpenAIREplus, FOSTER). He is also a collaborator on Croatian projects dealing with development of Croatian information infrastructure – Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI, Croatian open access infrastructure DABAR (Digital Academic Archives and Repositories), Full-text Institutional Repository of the Ruđer Bošković Institute - FULIR and Database about Scientific Equipment – Sestar. He has actively participated in many international and domestic conferences and is very active in education activities through university teaching, various educational trainings, as well as training of librarians through the Center for Continuing Professional Training of Librarians. His interests are connected with scientific communication, open access, open data and open science, bibliometrics, evaluation of science and implementation of new technologies in libraries. He has published around 20 articles in international and domestic journals, conference proceedings and one book chapter.
Jorge Mañana Rodríguez holds a degree in education and a Ph.D. in library and information science. He is currently hired researcher at the ÍLIA Research Group (Spanish National Research Council).
Ann Marcus-Quinn has an MA in Technical Communication (University of Limerick)
Ann’s PhD dissertation “Observing the Use of Reusable Learning Objects in the Post-primary
English classroom” used key principles of Technical Communication to collaboratively develop a series of Open Educational Resources with post-primary teachers. The findings of this research suggest that the framework used in the collaborative development of resources enhances the reusable nature of the materials and that future resources should employ a similar collaborative approach. Ann is a lecturer in Technical Communication and Instructional Design at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She is currently the Course Director for the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing (by distance).
Stéphanie Mignot-Gerard earned her PhD in Sociology from Sciences Po Paris in 2006. Between 2006 and 2008, she was a post doc at the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education at New York University. She is currently associate professor of management at the IAE Business School and Institut de recherche en Gestion (IRG) at the University Paris Est Creteil (UPEC). Her research interests cover several topics related to organizations and public policies in the sector of higher education. In her doctoral thesis, she studied the governance of French universities at the end on the nineties. She pursued her research in four directions: implementation of NPM reforms in the French higher education system; emergence and effects of university rankings; comparative international analysis of top-rated academic departments; social and professional trajectories of students in HE programs in apprenticeship. Her teaching involves courses of organizational behavior, organizational sociology, and university governance. Additionally, she supervises a Master degree of Higher Education Management at the IAE Gustave Eiffel School of management.
Miloš Milenković, Professor at the Department of Ethnology and Anthropology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Miloš also teaches at the History and Philosophy of Science interdepartmental program at the University of Belgrade. He teaches Methodology of Ethnological and Anthropological Research; Anthropology of Science and Politics; Comparative Anthropology – Globalization and Multiculturalism and History of Serbian Ethnology – Identity and Knowledge. His fundamental research interests include: History, theory and methodology of social sciences and humanities; Anthropology of science and education; Multiculturalism and identity politics: He is currently leading a research project on identity politics of European Union.
Boris Mlačić earned his PhD in personality psychology from the University of Zagreb. Since 1992 he is employed at the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar in Zagreb where he is now a research advisor. Since 1999 he teaches at the Department of Psychology, College of Croatian Studies at the University of Zagreb where he is now a full professor. Since 2014 he teaches at the Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Croatia, also as a full professor. In the academic year 2009/2010 he was awarded with a Fulbright Research Award at the Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A. He was a recipient of the Croatian Annual National Award for Science for 1999. Since 2013 he is Member of the Executive Committee of World Personality Association. In his research he focuses on individual differences, the lexical approach in personality psychology, the Big-Five model, and personality development. In particular, he develops personality-descriptive taxonomies, studies self-peer agreement in the context of personality and social attitudes and personality structure development.
Jordi Molas-Gallart is Research Professor and Deputy Director at INGENIO, a research institute of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, and Visiting Fellow at SPRU where he obtained his PhD and worked for some 15 years as a researcher and Senior Lecturer. His research interests include science and technology policy evaluation and impact assessment. He has been a member of several European Commission expert groups, including the group on “Foresight on Key long-term Transformations of European systems: Research, Innovation and Higher Education”. He is President of the European Network of Indicator Designers (ENID), Chair of the Science Europe Working Group on Research Policy and Programme Evaluation and Spanish National Expert in the H2020 Programme Committee for Societal Challenge 6 (‘Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies’). He is the author of one book, and more than 80 articles, book chapters, monographs and reports. He is co-editor of Research Evaluation, a journal published by Oxford University Press.
Reetta Muhonen is a postdoctoral researcher (2015-2020) at the Research Center for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, TaSTI, in the University of Tampere, Finland. She is a sociologist interested in higher education and science studies. She has published widely on science policy related topics like research performance, scientific publishing, internationalisation of science and science-society interface. The main aim of her postdoc research is to study how SSH researchers and stakeholders make sense and justify the value of social sciences and humanities.
Dr Filippo Nereo is interested in language, migration and society particularly in European contexts. He previously served as the national head of languages and linguistics at the Higher Education Academy, the body responsible for enhancing the quality of higher education teaching throughout the UK, where he worked with a range of universities, public institutions and professional associations. He is author of The Dynamics of Language Obsolescence (2016, Steiner), which explores questions of language and identity in the context of German refugees immediately after the Second World War. He is affiliated with the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and the School of Humanities at Coventry University, where he led on the establishment of the first Confucius Institute in the West Midlands and served as Associate Head of School.
Master in Philosophy gained in 2008, thesis „Skepticism and Common Sense“ – winner of Comenius University Rector Prize. Doctorate in Systematic Philosophy gained in 2012, thesis „Internalism and Externalism in Epistemological Theories of Justification and the Problem of Skepticism“.
Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy from 2012 until now. Deputy head of the department from 2016 until now.
Specializes in analytical epistemology, esp. philosophical skepticism, epistemic justification, epistemic value, philosophical intuitions. Teaches courses in epistemology and in philosophical reading and writing.
Rahman Nurković is Full Professor of Human Geography on Department of Geography University of Sarajevo. He is head of doctoral studies on Faculty of Science University of Sarajevo. He is Chief Editor of scientific journal “Geografski pregled” which is only journal from Geography in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is CEEPUS and Erasmus+ programme Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Nikolaus Obwegeser is Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences, Denmark. . He holds a PhD in Information Business from the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria. He has been conducting research and teaching in the field of Information Systems, Innovation Management and Supply Chain Management since 2008, focusing particularly on the acceptance and dissemination of decision support systems, the alignment between business and IS in organizations, as well as the role of public procurement in innovation management. His work is published in well-known international journals, such as the journal of Computers & Operations Research (COR), the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (JSCI), the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) or the Human Computer Interaction International (HCII) conference.
Michael Ochsner received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Sociology at the University of Zurich in 2014. Since 2009, he has been a research associate at the ETH Zurich in the CRUS-organized projects: “Developing and Testing Research Quality Criteria in the Humanities, with an emphasis on Literature Studies and Art History” and “Application of Bottom-up Criteria in the Assessment of Grant Proposals of Junior Researchers in the Social Sciences and Humanities”. Since 2013, he has also worked at the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS) at the University of Lausanne as a senior researcher in the team international surveys. His research interests include research evaluation; notions of research quality; qualitative, quantitative and mixed research methods; survey methodology; and welfare state research. He is vice-president of the EvalHum initiative, a European association for research evaluation in the SSH.
Claudia OLIVEIRA is responsible for International Funding at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. She has a sound experience in EU policies, since she was H2020 NCP for Societal Challenge 6, Science with and for Society and Innovation in SMEs. Moreover, she worked as Research Administrator for ERA-NET’s (Norface, HY-CO and Marin-ERA, in particular) and for International Partnerships with the US, such as MIT-Portugal Program, Carnegie Mellon-Portugal Program, UTAustin-Portugal Program and Harvard Medical School. More recently, she worked as a Research Fellow, as well as an European Liaison Officer at APIS, the Portuguese Archive for Social Information, and had permanent contact with CESSDA, the European infrastructure, as the Portuguese representative. She holds both a BSc and a MSc in Political Science and is currently finishing her PhD thesis in the same area.
Julia is assistant professor at the University of Valencia since 2015. Her first degree was in Economics. Julia’s research interests relate to the study of science-society interactions, with a focus on researchers’ engagement in knowledge transfer and exchange, and the area of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH). In July 2013 she defended her PhD entitled: “Science-society interactions in the Social Sciences and humanities: empirical studies of the Spanish council for scientific research“. She has been conducted most of her research (from 2008 to 2014) at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). She is currently involved in a research project funded by the Spanish competitive funds aimed at exploring the relationship between academic excellence and societal impact (EXTRA Project). Building on the findings developed in the framework of her doctoral research on science-society interactions in SSH, Julia has published her findings in a range of academic journals as well as diverse dissemination platforms. Her teaching involves courses of management in diverse degrees from the Faculty of Economics of the Univeristy of Valencia.
Dejan Pajić is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Novi Sad. He holds a PhD in Psychology and teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics and human-computer interaction. His field of interest and expertise encompasses scientometrics, research evaluation, information retrieval, and information visualization. Dejan was member of the core team that developed Serbian Citation Index (http://scindeks.ceon.rs) and Journal Bibliometric Report - a comprehensive system for quantitative evaluation of Serbian academic journals. His current research activities are mainly focused on promotion of Open Science and the realization of Erasmus+ project entitled BE-OPEN - Boosting Engagement of Serbian Universities in Open Science (http://beopen.uns.ac.rs).
Pantelis M. Papadopoulos is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media at the Faculty of Arts in Aarhus University. Dr Papadopoulos holds a BSc in Informatics, and MSc and PhD in Information and Communication Technologies in Education from the School of Informatics at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Before joining AU, he held postdoctoral positions at the International Institute for Software Technology at United Nations University (Macau SAR, China), and at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. He has worked in several funded research projects in Europe, Qatar, and Macau SAR, including openED 2.0, openSE, Arabiyyatii, and Kaleidoscope NoE. Dr Papadopoulos is also the project coordinator of the Erasmus+ project InnoEntre (Framework for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support in Open Higher Education; KA200-2014-011; http://innoentre.com), focusing on innovative and entrepreneurial pedagogies. His research interests include Educational Technology, Game-Based Learning, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education, and Open and Distance Education. His work is published in more than 45 top ranking international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Dr Papadopoulos is the chief-editor of the upcoming book “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education”, published by ELIG (http://www.elig.org) and Emerald Publications. He is a member of the scientific committee in several top ranking international conferences (e.g., ICALT, EC-TEL, CSEDU, CSCL) and reviewer to major journals in his domain (e.g., Computers & Education; Educational Technology Research & Development; IEEE Transactions on Education). He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), and the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
Dr. Elena C. Papanastasiou, Associate Dean and an Associate Professor at the University of Nicosia, has received her Ph.D. in Measurement and Quantitative Methods from Michigan State University and an Honors B.Sc. in Elementary Education from The Pennsylvania State University. Since 2001, Dr. Papanastasiou has also held academic positions at the University of Kansas, the University of Cyprus and the University of Nicosia. Dr. Papanastasiou is mostly interested in the areas of Assessment and Attitudes Toward Research.
So far, she has published the Attitudes Toward Research Scale (2005) that is widely used in various countries, in addition to three editions of a book on Educational research methodology, (in Greek) and more than 60 peer reviewed journal publications, book chapters and peer reviewed conference proceedings. Dr. Papanastasiou also serves as the General Assembly representative of Cyprus in the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA), while in 2014 she has also been elected in the Standing Committee of the IEA.
Dr. Papanastasiou’s research interest lie in the fields of research attitudes and use, as well as on issues related to item review and testing. Her methodological work includes applications of structural equation modeling, multilevel modeling, other advanced multivariate parametric and non-parametric techniques, as well as qualitative and mixed methods for responding to research problems.
Dr Sanja Pekovic has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University Paris-Est under the supervision of Prof. Marc-Arthur Diaye. She is Assistent Professor at the University of Montenegro. Dr Pekovic is also visiting researcher at the University Paris-Dauphine and fellow at the CERGE-EI. Between 2006 and 2011, she was Researcher at the Center for Labor Studies (Centre d’Eudes de l’Emploi) and Lecturer at the University Paris-Est. In 2006, she obtained a Master’s degree from the Ecole Nationale Des Pontset Chaussées and University of Paris-EST Marne-la-Vallée. Her research interests are within the field of quality and environmental economics, economics of innovation, corporate social responsibility, applied econometrics, and on this topic she has published in international journals. During her PhD studies, she was also a visiting scholar at the several prestigious research institutions, including INRA-SupArgo (Montpellier, France, 2007), Laboratoire CNRS UMI 2615 Franco-Russe PONCELET (Moscow, Russia, 2007) and at Institute of Environment and Sustainability, UCLA (LA, California, 2010) in collaboration with Prof. Magali Delmas. Dr Pekovic has published extensively in leading Economic and Management journals and have given invited seminars and talks at numerous national and international conferences. She has also acted as a Vice-Chair/President of several conference organizing committees, as a referee for several prestigious subject-specific journals and she is active member of several academic networks and societies. Upon recognition of her contribution to academic research, she has received the ‘Research Impact on Practice’ Award from the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida (2013), which is awarded to researchers in the area of Economics and Management whose work has demonstrated significant practical implications. She is also involved in several projects that are funded by national and international organizations.
Ginevra Peruginelli is Researcher at ITTIG-CNR. She has a degree in Law and a Ph.D in Telematics and Information Society at the University of Florence. She has also received her Master’s degree in Computer Science at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. For ten years (starting in 2004) she has been adjunct professor of legal informatics at the Law Faculty of University of Perugia. In 2012 she was adjunct professor of legal informatics at the University of Florence, Faculty of Law. In 2004 and in 2006 she won two research fellowships as visiting scientist at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of the University of London and the Centre de recherche en droit public at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montréal. Since 2007 she is member of the editorial board of DoGi – Dottrina Giuridica, one of the most precious Italian bibliographic source for accessing legal scholarship coming from journal articles. Since 2015 she is the scientific coordinator of a national project on the evaluation of monographs in the field of legal science. The project has been funded by the National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) of Italy under the research theme "The role of books in non-bibliometric areas". The project aims at investigating the possibility of using indicators to support the evaluation of monographs in the area of law. She is one of the editor in chief of the Journal of Open Access to Law (JOAL) published by Cornell University. Since October 2013 she is member of the Steering Committee of the Free access to Law Association (FALM)
Andrea PETŐ is a Professor at the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, a Doctor of Science of Hungarian Academy of Sciences. She has edited fifteen volumes in English, seven volumes in Hungarian and two in Russian. Her works have appeared in 16 different languages. She has also been a guest professor at the universities of Toronto, Buenos Aires, Novi Sad, Stockholm and Frankfurt. Her books include: Women in Hungarian Politics 1945-1951 (Columbia University Press/East European Monographs New York, 2003), Geschlecht, Politik und Stalinismus in Ungarn. Eine Biographie von Júlia Rajk. Studien zur Geschichte Ungarns, Bd. 12. (Gabriele Schäfer Verlag, 2007) and together with Ildikó Barna, Political Justice in Budapest after WWII (Politikai igazságszolgáltatás a II. világháború utáni Budapesten. Gondolat, Budapest, 2012 and 2015 by CEU Press). Her recent book is co-edited with Ayse Gül Altinay: Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories. Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence, Routledge, 2016. In 2005, she was awarded the Officer’s Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary by the President of the Hungarian Republic and the Bolyai Prize by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2006.
Antun Plenković received his master degree in sociology from the University of Zagreb in 2012, and in 2016 his university specialist degree in project management and the use of EU funds and programmes, from the same university. Since 2013, he has been a research administrator at the “Ivo Pilar” Institute of Social Sciences, working as an expert associate in science and as a project manager (mainly for the EU projects). He has been involved in many national and international projects regarding social sciences and humanities.
Lic.Phil. Janne Pölönen has training in history, specialising in Roman law and society research. Since 2010 he has been involved with developing the Finnish ‘Publication Forum’ based publication indicator, and with analysing the Finnish universities’ output using national and international databases. In course of this work, he is acquainted with bibliometric research and practices.
Dr. Stevo Popovic has enrolled at the University of Novi Sad in year 1998 where he acquired the bachelor degree (Sport Pedagogy) in 2003, master degree (Sport Management) in 2009 as well as PhD degree (Sport Management) in 2011. He attended postdoctoral study at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2011/2012 school year also in Sport Management. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor and Dean at the Faculty for Sport and Physical Education, University of Montenegro, Montenegro. He has a wide range of the research interests in the past that span many areas of Sports Science, mostly due to the reason he has accomplished a number of professional transitions from Physical Education to Anthropology of Sport and Physical Education and Socio-cultural Issues of Sport and Sport Management. So, he possesses rich interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary background that makes him more experienced and reflexive researcher. An Executive Editor in Montenegrin Journal of Sports Sciences and Medicine (Web of Science and Scopus indexed) and member of several editorial boards in international journals, as well many publications in internationally peer-reviewed journals and several keynote and invited presentations makes him internationally recognized academician in the area of Sports Sciences. It is also worth to mention that he has received several research grants offered through EACEA programs and has visited several European universities in the period longer than one month, as well as he is coordinator of two national research projects funded by Ministry of Science in Montenegro. On the other hand, it would be also highlighted that he is an Editor of the Social Science Library in University Press and Executive Director of Montenegrin Society for Sport Management as well as an expert in several national bodies such as Sport Federations, WHO, Council of Higher Education etc. He is married and have two kids.
Ad Prins, PhD, is actively involved in the development, organization and evaluation of research. The diverse ways in which research is relevant in society is one of his main concerns. Also, he specializes in improving collaboration among professionals and scientists.
At the moment he conducts a pilot study for the introduction of research quality indicators for the Humanities in The Netherlands.
Ad Prins works as independent consultant, in particular for universities, knowledge institutes and larger research schools. Recently he performed bibliometric investigations of the social, political and scientific use of major policy research institutes, among which work CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, SCP (the Netherlands Institute for Social Research), PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, WODC, the Researh and Documentation Centre for the Ministry of Security and Justice, NIVEL, and for the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Bibliometric analyses were performed for large university institutes and faculties. This implies the recently national bibliometric exercises for the evaluation of research programs in several fields; Education, Pedagogical Sciences and Anthropology.
In developing research indicators, he has been involved in the EU FP7 SIAMPI program, for which he developed the Contextual Response Analysis into a tool for investigating indirect interactions of researcher and stakeholders.
As a researcher at the University of Amsterdam, Prins performed evaluation studies for the Ministry of Education and Sciences, the Dutch Advisory Council for Science and Technology and the EU. These included among others the effects of new assessment schemes, the visibility of Dutch social sciences in international literature, and the effects of internal research management in academic hospitals on performance indicators.
Ana Ramos main activity has been the monitorization and analysis of science and higher education public policies, with particular interest in the evaluation of scientific research and in the complementarity between quantitative methods (such as bibliometrics) and peer review. She holds a PhD in biochemistry and had been working in Universidade Nova de Lisboa as a research administrator and manager since 2007. At the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (the government agency that funds individuals, research projects and institutions across all areas of research), she has coordinated projects for constructing authoritative lists of Social Science and Humanities journals and publishers and in the implementation of a publication indicator for SSH. She is member of the Management Committee of ENRESSH and national expert for ERIH PLUS - European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences.
Francesco Rizzi, graduated with honours in 2002 in Civil Engineering at University of Pisa. Since completing his PhD in “Theories and models for the economic analysis” at European University of Rome, he has carried out more than 20 multidisciplinary researches in EC and national projects in the field of sustainable management. He is currently associate professor in management at University of Perugia and affiliated professor at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. He is visiting researcher at TrinityHaus -Trinity College of Dublin. He is one of the founders of Ergo, a spin-off company of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna that provides services in the field of sustainable management. Francesco’s research interests include triple-bottom line strategies and social change organizations. He is member of the management board of the COST TU1204 Action “People friendly city in a data reach world”. He has expertise as advisor to several public authorities and industrial organisations, especially in the energy and waste industries. He is expert evaluator for the European Commission for FP7 and FSE programmes in the field of sustainability.
Dr. Tony Ross-Hellauer is a senior postdoctoral researcher in the Social Computing Research Group at Know-Center. His main research interests are Open Science models and infrastructures, science policy, alternative models for peer review, and philosophy of technology. Tony has worked in a number of EU-funded projects, including the H2020 CSA OpenUP, the H2020 OpenAIRE2020 project, the H2020 EOSCpilot project and the FP7 SHAMAN project. Tony is actively involved in Open Science advocacy and community-building via networks such as the Research Data Alliance, OpenCon and Open Knowledge. As Scientific Manager for OpenAIRE at the University of Goettingen, Tony was responsible for OpenAIRE’s outreach strategy, scientific direction and coordination of its pan-European network of 33 National Open Access Desks (NOADs). Tony has published widely on Open Science, Open Access, peer review and library science. Tony regularly acts as PC member and co-organizes and co-chairs a number of workshops and conferences on topics related to Open Science. Tony writes about Open Science in popular science outlets such as the LSE Impact Blog, and is regularly gives invited talks on these topics.
I work as the Director of the Centre for the Scientific Information at the University of Lower Silesia (ULS) and I am responsible for documenting publications of ULS’s researchers and giving advice on scientometrics and bibliometrics. I am also engaged in an open access movement in Poland. For instance, I translated the Open Journal Systems (OJS) from English to Polish. Moreover, I cooperate with many Polish journals’ publishers and editorial boards and I support them in improving publishing quality of their journals.
I am also a researcher. My main interests are the research evaluation (especially using national journal lists in the evaluation systems), and scientometrics and bibliometrics as well. As a member of the Scholarly Communication Research Group at the Adam Mickiewicz Univerisity in Poznan I am involved in the project Contemporary Polish Humanities in the face of the Challenges of Scientometrics, financed by the National Programme for the Development of Humanities in Poland (decision number 0057/NPHR3/H11/82/2014): http://sc.amu.edu.pl
Anna Ruskan I graduated from Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and received a BA degree (2002) and an MA degree (2004) in English Philology. In 2013 defended her PhD thesis at Vilnius University, which dealt with the realizations of the category of evidentiality in Lithuanian fiction and academic discourse. Her research interests include corpus linguistics, contrastive linguistics, academic discourse, modality and evidentiality. In 2014 – 2015 She was on a study visit as a post-doc researcher at the University of Vienna, funded by the OeAD (Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research). Since 2008 She has been working at the Department of English Philology of the Faculty of Philology in Vilnius University.
Anna-Sofia Ruth works as coordinator at the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies, more specifically with the Publication Forum (JUFO). Publication Forum is a classification of publication channels created by the Finnish scientific community to support the quality assessment of academic research, based on the “Norwegian model”. The classification is being used as a quality indicator for research output within the funding model for universities.
She has a master's degree in Library and Information Science, and specialize in scholarly communication.
Elias Sanz-Casado is PhD in Biology from Complutense University of Madrid since 1986. Currently is Full Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the Carlos III University of Madrid. He has participated in the publication of several monographs and a large number of articles published in international and national scientific journals about studies related to bibliometrics, scientometrics and research assessment.
Currently, Elías Sanz-Casado is director of the research group "Laboratory for Metric Information Studies" (LEMI), where he develop his research activity in the field of bibliometrics and scientometrics. Thus, he leads and takes part in competitive research projects called by different Spanish and foreign public institutions. Since 2013, he leads ‘Research Institute for Higher Education and Science’ (INAECU) which is composed by members of Carlos III University of Madrid and Autonomous University of Madrid (http://www.inaecu.com/).
He has gained extensive experience in the field of research evaluation. He has participated in various committees such as the Committee of Experts of the National Plan for the Evaluation and Qualifications, the Evaluation Commission of the Program of Social Sciences of the National Research Plan (Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport) or the Committee of International Experts evaluation of research projects at the University of the Republic of Uruguay, 2010. He has also been an expert evaluator for the National Agency for Evaluation and Forecasting (ANEP), for the Spanish Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA), and for Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).
His main research lines are:
1. - Research evaluation of scientific areas and institutions
2. - Designing and developing of bibliometric indicators for research evaluation on sciences, social sciences and humanities disciplines.
3. - Creating and developing universities rankings (http://www.iune.es/).
Marco Seeber is postdoctoral researcher in the department of Sociology, Ghent University. His research aims to improve the functioning and particularly the openness of higher education and research institutions. Empirically, he focuses on how factors at multiple levels and their interactions affect governance of higher education systems, management of universities, researchers’ work and careers. His PhD (2006-09) analysed governance changes related to NPM policies. From 2010-13 he was post-doctoral researcher at CORe - Centre on Organizational Research at University of Lugano (CH). He has published in journals such as Public Management Review, Research Policy, Higher Education, Studies in Higher Education, Journal of Informetrics, Research Evaluation, Research in the Sociology of Organizations.
Eiríkur Smári Sigurðarson is the Director of Research, School of Humanities, University of Iceland where he also teaches Ancient Greek and Philosophy. He has previously worked as a Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture and was the Deputy Director of the Icelandic Centre for Research. His research is mainly within the intersection of philosophy and biology in ancient thought. Currently he leads a project within the School of Humanities on the uses of the humanities.
Eiríkur Smári Sigurðarson has worked on research and research policy for a number of years, particularly within the humanities and social sciences. He participated in setting up the ERA nets NORFACE and HERA while working for the Icelandic Centre for Research. In his current position as a Director of Research he is engaged with evaluating research in the area of humanities.
Linda Sīle is doctoral student at the University of Antwerp within the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM). My current work spans somewhat diverse yet intertwined themes around (sociology of) the use of data within bibliometrics for social sciences and humanities. Since Summer 2016, national bibliographic databases for research output within the social sciences and humanities, as well as the ways how to explore these artefacts, has been the main area of inquiry. Specifically, if one is reminded that such databases (as any other infrastructure) tend to carry their own histories with social and cultural preferences, then it becomes interesting to see how these histories play out when data from such national databases are integrated either in new information systems or a bibliometric study.
Linda holds a Master of Science degree in Education with a specialisation in Educational Research (University of Gothenburg). Additional academic education is acquired in the Science and Technology Studies and Philosophy of Science (independent courses and workshops; University of Gothenburg, Ghent University, Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture).
Karel Šima works as an assistant professor at the Institute of Ethnology, Faculty of Arts, Charles University. He earned his PhD in history and anthropology with thesis on national festivity cultures in 19th century in 2010. His research interests comprise cultural history, theory of history and ethnology, methodology of ethnography and research on festivities and performative cultures in general. He is co-author of 3 books, several articles in international peer review journals and more than 20 studies in Czech journals and books. In recent years he has been involved also in several project on higher education research and research policy.
Jolanta Šinkūnienė is an associate professor at Vilnius University, Faculty of Philology, where she received her PhD in Humanities in 2011. Her doctoral thesis, postdoctoral fellowship work and most of the current research focus on various aspects of scientific discourse in SSH, frequently from cross-linguistic, cross-disciplinary and cross-generic perspectives. Research interests include tracing back research patterns and epistemological traditions of different disciplinary cultures within SSH and in comparison with other disciplinary fields, academic rhetoric, elements of persuasion in academic discourse, research publication practices, evaluation of research, academic identity aspects.
Gunnar Sivertsen is Research Professor and Head of Bibliometric Research at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) in Oslo. His expertise is in studies of scholarly communication and publishing and in the development and use of bibliometric indicators for statistics, evaluation, funding, and science policy. He has a doctoral degree in Scandinavian literature from the University of Oslo.
• Developed the so-called “Norwegian model” for providing research evaluation and statistics with complete and quality-assured open data on scientific publishing in all fields, including the social sciences and humanities. So far adopted by Denmark, Finland and Norway, partly also by Belgium (Flanders) and Portugal.
• Chaired a working group appointed by the European Science Foundation to look for solutions for comprehensive bibliometric data coverage in the social sciences and humanities; resulted so far in ERIH PLUS
Dr Jack Spaapen received his training in sociology and cultural anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. His PhD (1995) is in science and technology studies (STS), focusing on methods for the evaluation of research in the context of societal and policy demands. He is senior policy advisor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. His main areas of expertise are societal impact evaluation, research and innovation policy, responsible research and innovation and scientific advice. He has coordinated many Academy projects in these areas, and several EU projects, among others the FP7 SIAMPI project on productive interactions between science and society (2009-2012), and on Indicators for Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI (2014). For the OECD he co-chaired a project on the role of scientific advice in controversial issues in society (2013-2015). He represents the Academy in several national and European networks on R&D evaluation. He co-designed the national evaluation protocol for publicly funded research (Standard Evaluation Protocol - SEP). He is currently working on the development of an assessment framework for the humanities research in the Netherlands.
Professor Andreja Istenič Starčič, graduated from sociology of culture and education at University of Ljubljana, MA from sociology of Culture and PhD from education University of Ljubljana. Employed at the University of Primorska Faculty of Education and University of Ljubljana Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering Slovenia, where she is a Full Professor. She is also a Honorary fellow at Macquarie University Sydney Australia. Visiting Professor at Federal University Kazan (Volga region), Tatarstan Russia. A Vice dean for international collaboration at Faculty of Education University of Primorska. As an expert in educational technology and interdisciplinary research, her research interests and teaching involve Educational technology, Learning environments, Research in education, Media education, Contemporary learning theories, ICT assisted learning for people with special needs, Innovation and creative production of multimedia contents. Higher education, work integrated learning. She is editor of iJET – International journal: emerging technologies in learning and has been editor of BJET - British Journal of Educational technology. A member of editorial boards TOJET – The Turkish Online Journal of Education Technology, iJAC- International journal of advanced corporate learning and editor of a special virtual issue of BJET – British Journal of Educational Technology: ICT-Supported Learning and Special Educational Needs: A Special Virtual Issue. She is one of funding convenors of EERA – European Educational Research Association network Didactics. She is involved in international conferences committees: ALT 2016 – Association for Learning technology annual conference CONNECT, COLLABORATE, CREATE, NETNEP 2014 – 5th International Nurse Education Conference, EDUCON 2014 – IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, SDM’2014 International Conference on Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Interactive Computer Aided Learning, organiser of special session ICCHP 14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs.
Tereza Stöckelová is a researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, assistant professor at the Department of General Anthropology, Charles University, and editor-in-chief of the English edition of Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review. Her work is situated in-between sociology, social anthropology and science and technology studies (STS), and draws upon actor network theory and related material semiotic methodologies. She has investigated academic practices in the context of current policy changes, science and society relations and environmental controversies. In 2015 she started a new research project concerned with “multiple medicine” – ethnography of the interfaces between biomedical and alternative therapeutic practices.
Tereza Stöckelová has investigated academic practices in the context of current policy changes since 2006. She has also been engaged in policy and public debates on science and research assessment, and was a member of a working group that received the John Ziman prize in 2014 for the European Science Foundation report Science in Society: caring for our futures in turbulent times (chaired by Ulrike Felt).
Jadranka Stojanovski is the assistant professor at University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences and research librarian at one of the biggest research library in Croatia – Rudjer Boskovic Institute Centre for Scientific Information. She holds master's degree in physics, as well as master’s and doctoral degree in information sciences.
She led and took part in different projects focused on the organization of information about research in Croatia like Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI, Who's Who in Science in Croatia, SESTAR repository of scientific equipment, HRCAK repository of the Croatian Open Access Journals, Digital Academic Archives and Repositories DABAR, and others. Croatian Scientific Bibliography CROSBI holds the data on 0.5 M papers, Who’s Who in Science in Croatia holds the data on 8.000 scholars, HRCAK stores more than 400 Croatian OA journals, and DABAR hosts at the present 100 institutional repositories.
She is also involved in the continuous education, and has taught numerous lectures and workshops on online databases retrieval, bibliometrics, digital libraries, open science and open access to the scientific information, etc. for researchers and librarians While the organization of research output in Croatia remains her main focus, she has developed expertise in the scholarly publishing, data and publications management, open access, assessment of the research impact, and other main bibliometric and altmetric issues. She provides leadership and direction on a range of scholarly communication, open access, knowledge organization, and research information projects. She is also representative and national coordinator in Horizon 2020 project OpenAIRE, National reference point for scientific information for Croatia and member of the COST action PEERE.
In 1987, Yulia Stukalina graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages of the University of Latvia, and was awarded the qualification of teacher, philologist and translator (Mg. philol.). In 1996, she was awarded Master’s Degree in Pedagogics. In 2012, she received her Doctor’s Degree in Educational Management at the University of Latvia. She further improved her qualification in Austria and Lithuania (within the Erasmus Programme). Yulia Stukalina has a teaching experience of more than 25 years. She is the author of twenty-five international scientific publications including those indexed in Thomson Reuters (8), Scopus, ScienceDirect and Ebsco. She is the author and co-author of seven study aids for students of Transport and Telecommunication Institute. Currently Yulia Stukalina is the Head of the Department of Humanities and Leading Researcher in Transport and Telecommunication Institute. She is also an expert of the Latvian Council of Science (in Management) and member of the Latvian Association of University Professors. Her research areas include ESP (English for Specific Purposes), Educational Management, Quality Management and Strategic Management in higher education. In 2008-2009, she participated in the European Social Fund Project “Practical Training for the TTI Students Acquiring Higher Education (in Transport and Logistics Enterprises)”.
Currently she is the head of the international multidisciplinary research project Learning with ICT use (co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme) from Transport and Telecommunication Institute (period: 01.09.2014 – 31.08.2017).
Currently I work as an associate professor of philosophy and gender studies at the Department of Philosophy and History of Philosophy & Gender Studies Centre, Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University in Bratislava, where I teach courses on philosophy of science, feminist epistemology and gender studies. The fields of my professional interests are philosophy of science, especially topics on feminist reflections on science, ethics of/in science and methodology of feminist research. I have been participated in and coordinated several national as well as international projects focusing on gender and science, gender equality and feminist theory. I was a member of the Steering committee for The Central European Centre for Women and Youth in Science and also a member of the Expert´s Forum of the European Institute of Gender Equality.
I published several papers on feminist philosophy of science, edited and co-authored two books on gender in science and co-editored and wrote several chapters of an introductory textbook on gender studies. My current research is focusing on the social and value dimension of scientific knowledge and the mutual interactions between science, particularly SSH, and its social environment, including gender and power relations. I also focus on issues concerning the roles of values in knowledge producing practices, values of science and on issues relating the ways in how diverse social factors such as power and gender play their part in the process of production of scientific knowledge in general and in SSH particularly.
Tramountanis Angelo is a Researcher at the National Centre for Social Research (EKKE) in Athens, Greece. His field of expertise is on "applied analysis of immigration policy”. He is a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Migration and Diaspora (EMMEDIA), research institute of the University of Athens, and Co-ordinator of the Observatory on Combating Discrimination (OCD). Furthermore, he holds an MA in Migration Studies from the Sussex University, and a BA in Political Science and Public Administration from the University of Athens. In the past 15 years he has participated in a number of research projects regarding immigration, refugees and asylum seekers, and has published articles regarding the integration of immigrants, migration policy and refugee policy.
Mimi Urbanc graduated in Geography and History at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and acquired her Ph. D. in Geography at the University of Primorska in 2007. She is a senior research fellow and deputy director at the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts which is the biggest arts and humanities research institution in Slovenia. She has been principal investigator in several EU and national projects. Her research activities are connected with cultural landscapes, namely with landscape perception, perception of landscape changes, identity and landscape representations. She is the chief editor of the book series Thought, society, culture: Exploring Cultural Spaces of Europe published by Peter Lang Verlag and editorial board member of book series Geography of Slovenia and journal Acta geographica Slovenica, both published by Založba ZRC. She is a member of the Commission for the Standardization of Geographical Names of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia at The United Nations Group of Experts on Geographical Names, board member of The Permanent European Conference for the Study of Rural Landscape for Slovenia, member of the EUCALAND network (European Cultural and Agricultural Landscapes), and a bord member of ISCAR (International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps). She has recently been a member of HERA (Humanities of European Research Area) International Assessment Panel and Polish National Science Centre for the fellowship program Polonez panel. She has been involved into developing ZRC SAZU's research feedback and amendments proposals to evaluation criteria and system in Slovenia.
Leonie van Drooge is senior researcher at the Rathenau Institute. Her main activities are research and policy advice on evaluation of research and ‘knowledge valorisation’ (the third mission of universities and the societal impact of research). Evaluation and valorisation of social sciences and humanities research has been a focus for a long time. She is an experienced project coordinator (e.g. of the SIAMPI and ERiC projects) and has extensive experience in collaborating with academics, academic departments and science policy organisations.
Leonie was involved in the development of the notion of productive interactions (in SIAMPI, an FP7-project) and has played a leading role in the implementation of new instruments for the evaluation of the societal impact of science, starting with the project Evaluating Research in Context. The results of her work have found their way into the Standard Evaluation Protocol for research evaluation in the Netherlands. Leonie has also worked as a technology transfer officer (University of Amsterdam), has been a member of the board of the University of Amsterdam chemistry shop, and has taught Chemistry and Society (University of Amsterdam). Leonie has a Master of Science degree in Science Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam.
Marc Vanholsbeeck recently defended his PhD thesis in scholarly communication/science polices about the notion of quality of the publications in the assessment of SSH research2, in February 2016. In this work he has investigated the national (Belgian) and European policies and management prescriptions which directly or indirectly - have an impact on the (re)definition of quality when assessing the publications in SSH, and confronted those “supra-collegial” prescriptions with the quality criteria that the researchers themselves would like to see (better) valorized in the assessment of their research and publications. Vanholsbeeck is also a part time lecturer in qualitative methodologies and science communication at the department of communication studies of the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Furthermore, as his current principal professional activity, he is heading a team in charge of following the European Research Area at the Direction of scientific research of the Ministry of Wallonia-Brussels Federation (= French speaking Community of Belgium), with a specific expertise in SSH research, social innovation and Open Science. Marc intends to pursue in the future his investigation of the impact of research policies and management practices on scholarly and science communication, with a specific focus on the SSH.
After his degrees in agricultural economics, German-Hungarian translation and international MBA studies, he completed his PhD at Szent Istvan University, Hungary. He worked as an associate professor at this university, where he also acted as the vice dean for international affairs of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, now private professor. His main fields of research are economics of transition, Post-Soviet studies and international issues of agricultural economics. He is a professor and PhD supervisor of Hungarian and foreign doctoral schools, member of editorial board of different referred international and Hungarian scientific journals. He actively participates in several international scientific organisations and networks as a visiting professor and honorary doctor of Japanese, Russian, and Kazakh universities.
Ph.D in economics received at University of Rijeka (1992). Fulbright fellowship for postdoctoral study obtained at Cornell University Graduate School of Management (1996). From 2005 employed at the Institute of Economics Zagreb. Professional status is tenured senior research fellow. Teaching and researching record from University of Rijeka. Scientific interest in microeconomics, institutional, labour and health economics. Special research and public policy interest in financial literacy, financial education and longer working life. National expert in Horizon 2020 “Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies..
Lucija Vejmelka is assistant professor at Faculty of Law, Department of Social Work in Zagreb. She graduated social work in 2006 at the, and finished her PhD degree in 2012 at the same Department where she is currently involved in specialist postdiploma study about Family Mediation. She is Managing Editor of the scientific journal Ljetopis socijalnog rada/ Annual of Social Work cited in the WoS and Scopus and other relevant databases in the field of social work.
Her fields of research are peer violence, online risks for children and youth, child wellbeing, children in care, professional communication, family mediation and group work and she published several scientific papers and actively participated at the number of national and international scientific conferences. She is currently involved in several projects with Unicef Office for Croatia, Ministry of Justice and National science foundation.
She is a member of the National working body for interdepartmental and inter-sectoral coordination for monitoring young people at risk of social exclusion at Croatian Minstry of Social Policy and Youth
Her international experience includes a three-month study visit in the Netherlands to Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and Faculty of Social Studies and Education in CESRT Research Centre Social Integration during doctoral studies (2010). Erasmus plus scholarship for 2014 was spent in Ghent (Hogeschool Gent, Faculteit Mens en Welzijn, Faculty of Education, Health and Social Work), where she held classes at the International study program, and in 2016 through the Erasmus plus she teaches in Barcelona (Universitat de Barclona, Facultat de Pedagogia, Departament de treball Social i Serveis Socials). From 2015 she is included in Cost action about peer review under the leadership of the University of Brescia, Italy.
Filip Vostal is a junior researcher at the Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences and teaches social theory at the Anglo-American University in Prague. He holds PhD in Sociology from University of Bristol. His research interests encompass sociology of time, social studies of science and contemporary critical social theory. He has published several articles on acceleration in/of academia. He is the author of Accelerating Academia: The Changing Structure of Academic Time. He tweets at @filvos.
Professor Albena Vutsova (F) has a Masters Degree in semiconductors and electronic components, and PhD from the University of World and National Economy (Bulgaria) on "Integration of Bulgarian Science to the European Research Area". She is holder of Diploma in Financial Management from the UWNE (Bulgaria). Prof. Vutsova has been consultant in the department "Scientific Research" at the Ministry of Education and Science. She is responsible for National Research Programmes Management and developing research policy papers, She was a National Coordinator of the EU Framework Programmes (5,6,7,), for COST, and for the EU Young Scientists Foundation. From 1993 to 2011 Prof. Vutsova was Director of the Scientific Research Directorate at the Ministry of Science and Education. She was also the Executive Manager of the National Science Foundation from Feb. 1991 to Jan. 2008. Her earlier career included the posts of Senior Expert at the State Committee for Research and Technology (1987-1991), Manager of "Progress" at the Innovation Center (1981-1987) and Research Associate at the Institute of Instrument Design (1975-1981). Her international experience includes several Phare, FP7 and NATO projects, both as partner and coordinator, as well as organising and speaking at global conferences. She is author and co-author in a number of publications. Research interests: Higher education policy, Organizational forms and governance, Economics of Education; Educational Policy, Research evaluation and peer review, Public-private partnership, Management, Development economics, Financial development and economic growth.
Isabella Wagner's scholarly background is in Science and Technology Studies (graduated at the University of Vienna) with a focus on international development, the sociology of information and communication technologies and science communication. At the Centre for Social Innovation (ZSI) she has been managing scientific networking projects with regional focus on Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada, organising international events, designing and implementing communication strategies and contributing with analytical perspectives on social innovation, science policy, monitoring and impact.
As a second strand she is member of the team for co-publication studies at ZSI and participated in several science policy evaluation studies, combining qualitative and quantitative approaches (bibliometrics and co-publication network analysis, focus groups, interviews, etc.). She participated in evaluations and is academically contributing to the conferences of the Austrian Platform for Science and Technology Policy Evaluation (fteval) which is hosted at ZSI.
Professor Geoffrey Williams, MSc, PhD is co-founder and President of the EvalHum Initiative, a European association seeking to promote the Social Sciences and Humanities through improved evaluation procedures and impact studies. He is a former Vice President for International Relations at the Université de Bretagne-Sud, France (UBS), and has a particular interest in rankings and their application to the Social Sciences and Humanities. A linguist and lexicographer, he is a former president of the European Association for Lexicography - EURALEX. He is currently director of the Department for Document Management in UBS, and of the LiCoRN research group. He is a member of the Digital Humanities group of the LIDILEM research unit of the Université Grenoble Alpes. Professor Williams has published widely in his field and is a member of numerous academic societies.
Tobias Wolbring (born in 1982) holds a diploma degree in Sociology (Economics and Social Psychology as minor subjects; 2007) and a Ph.D. degree in Sociology and Economics (summa cum laude; 2013) from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. From 2008 to 2013, Wolbring was a research assistant at the chair of Prof. Norman Braun, Ph.D.) at the Institute of Sociology, LMU Munich. In 2013 and 2014 he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Professorship for Social Psychology and Research on Higher Education (Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Daniel) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. From 2015 to 2017 he was an Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) of Sociology, with a specialization in Longitudinal Data Analysis in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim. Since 2017 Professor Wolbring holds the Chair of Empirical Economic Sociology at the School of Business and Economics at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. In 2014 Professor Wolbring received the Dissertation Award by the German Sociological Association (GSA) in the same year the Anatol-Rapoport Prize (2014) by the GSA-Section „Model Building and Simulation” and in 2017 the Robert K. Merton Prize (2017) by the International Network of Analytical Sociology. Since 2013 he is co-editor of the SSCI-listed, peer reviewed journal Soziale Welt and council member of the section "Methods of Social Research" of the German Sociological Association.
Marta Natalia Wróblewska is an applied linguist and a philosopher interested in problems of research evaluation and the changing role of research in society. She approaches issues related to university governance and academic identity in an empirical framework inspired by linguistic pragmatics and Foucauldian governmentality. Her work contributes to the fields of Social Theory, Applied Linguistics and Higher Education Studies.
Marta’s doctorate in the area of Applied Linguistics focuses on the changes in academic discourse related to the introduction of the Impact Agenda – a new element of assessing academic research, launched with Research Excellence Framework in 2014. Specifically, the thesis explores changes in self-presentation of academics in text (studied on the basis of case studies submitted to REF 2014) and talk (investigated through reflexive interviews). The work argues that the introduction of a new element of academic reality and academic discourse was facilitated by the creation of an ‚impact infrastructure’ (a type of ‚dispositif’) built around a new genre of academic writing – impact case study.
Marta is the author of the two existing publications on research evaluation in Polish (published in Nauka i Szkolnictwo Wyższe). Between 2014-2018 she was member of the ERC-funded DISCONEX project on the ‚Discursive construction of academic excellence’, based at University of Warwick and EHESS, Paris. She is also member of a network of discourse researchers DiscourseNet.
Jelena Zarkovic Rakic is Assistant Professor of Public Economics at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, Serbia and director of the Foundation for the Advancement in Economics (FREN), one of the leading research think-tanks in Belgrade, Serbia. Her research covers subjects in public and labour economics, with a particular interest in income inequality and poverty, optimal taxation, labor supply and the efficiency-equity analyses of tax-benefit systems. She has been involved in a number of research projects supported by the European Commission, Department for International Development, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. She has been World Bank consultant for the labour market, social policy and gender inequality. Jelena has published in journals like the Post-Communist Economies, International Journal of Microsimulation, Economic Annals.
Born (1962) and raised in New York City, I studied for his undergraduate and graduate studies at Brooklyn College, majoring in Judaic Studies. Following a brief stint in Jewish community work, I moved to Israel with my wife in 1988. Initially living on a kibbutz and working as an irrigation manager in the orchards, I began my career in higher education management in 1993 when I joined Bar-Ilan University’s Research Authority. Today, I am Director of Research and Global Engagement at IDC Herzliya. With my wife Sharon, and five children and reside in a residential community in the Greater Tel Aviv area. Sharon, an economist by education (Barnard) is a partner in a consultancy firm specializing in managing multi-partner international research and development consortia.
Working together with the President and Provost, I established and directed (for eight years) the Academic Affairs, International Engagement and Research Support Offices at the Interdisciplinary Centre (IDC), Herzliya. Recruited in 2006, I now provide leadership and service to faculty, staff, and students, assisting in implementing policy and decisions of the IDC academic and governing committees relating to research and global engagement. My portfolio includes responsibility for all competitive research and program grants and the protection of the institutional intellectual property; developing global partnerships and managing all institutional internationalization agreements, including student exchange, summer and study abroad programs; managing the development of double degree MA-level programs; and the development of joint doctoral programs.
Alesia Zuccala is an Associate Professor at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, University of Copenhagen. She graduated with a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Information Science at the University of Toronto (Canada) in 2004, and has an extensive international background, having held teaching and research positions in Canada, Australia, England, and The Netherlands. Prior to joining the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen, Alesia has worked in a variety of different environments including an institute for science policy studies and a consultancy unit for bibliometrics. Her specialization is in the field of scholarly communication, research evaluation, and bibliometrics; however in recent years, she has focused primarily on research outputs across the humanities. From 2012 to 2014 she was employed at the University of Amsterdam under a Spearpoint Digital Humanities fellowship funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). During this period she conducted a set of collaborative project pertaining to books and book publishers, which were financed by the Joint Center for Digital Humanities, and resulted in a series of articles published in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and Scientometrics. Alesia Zuccala has been an active member of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics since 2007. She is currently also a board member of the EVALHUM initiative and a management committee member of the COST Action CA15137 – European Network for Research Evaluation in the Social Sciences and Humanities (ENRESSH).