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Abstract

The report provides a 'utility and impact evaluation' of a pilot project on Mapping of Research Excellence developed for DG Research Directorate B "Open Co-ordination of Research Policies". The evaluation examines the existing and potential usefulness of research mapping exercises - based on bibliometrics methods - amongst user communities (i.e. research programme managers in funding agencies, officials in science ministries, industrial research directors, university administrators and researchers). The evaluation also provides an assessment of the web-interface, which had been examined by the interviewees. The evaluation project was implemented through a semi-structured telephone survey with 83 such users from 18 different European countries.

This was a joint study by the JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC/IPTS) and the European Science and Technology Observatory (ESTO).

Additional information

Authors: DUCATEL K, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);GEORGHIOU L, PREST (Policy Research in Engineering, Science and Technology), University of Manchester (GB);DÖRY T, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);BARRÉ R, Futuribles, Paris (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20821 EN (2003), 39pp. Free of charge Available online from IPTS website at: ftp://ftp.jrc.es/pub/EURdoc/eur20821en.pdf -
Availability: Printed version available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200316853 / Last updated on: 2003-10-08
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
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