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Milzow, Katrin; Reinhardt, Anke; Söderberg, Sten; Zinöcker, Klaus – Research Evaluation, 2019
Many research funding and research performing organizations evaluate their operations or are subject to evaluations. A Working Group within Science Europe undertook to illustrate how "ex post" evaluation of research is actually used. Based on 11 case studies from seven organizations and countries, we explore the use of evaluation studies…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Research Utilization, Usability, Context Effect
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Ràfols, Ismael – Research Evaluation, 2019
The use of indicators in research policy and evaluation is widely perceived as problematic. Responding to demands for explicit normative framings in STI governance, I propose an agenda for transforming the place and role of indicators in policy. Given that expert advice should not separate knowledge formation from decision-making under conditions…
Descriptors: Science and Society, Scientific Research, Innovation, Decision Making
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Glennie, Miriam; O'Donnell, Michael; Brown, Michelle; Benson, John – Research Evaluation, 2019
Evaluators play a central role in assessments of researchers' performance for reward, but the nature of their role and influence is not well understood. Ongoing reliance on evaluator judgement is typically justified as a need for referees in contests for reward, because quantitative performance measures alone can be subject to distortion. Yet, if…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Role, Evaluators, Focus Groups
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Walsh, Rachael; Moore, Robert F.; Doyle, Jamie Mihoko – Research Evaluation, 2018
To assist new scientists in the transition to independent research careers, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) implemented an Early Stage Investigator (ESI) policy beginning with applications submitted in 2009. During the review process, the ESI designation segregates applications submitted by investigators who are within 10 years of…
Descriptors: Researchers, Public Policy, Financial Support, Scientists
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Petersen, Jessica – Research Evaluation, 2017
Journal editors play a crucial role in the scientific publication system, as they make the final decision on acceptance or rejection of manuscripts. Some critics, however, suspect that the more innovative a manuscript is, the less likely it will be accepted for publication. Especially top-tier journals are accused of rejecting innovative research.…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Editing, Intellectual Disciplines, Online Surveys