Published July 10, 2020 | Version 1
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RISIS policymakers sessions: Mapping R&D to policy goals and societal challenges

  • 1. IRCRES - CNR
  • 2. CWTS, Leiden University
  • 3. SPRU, Sussex University
  • 4. Universiteit Utrecht
  • 5. VINNOVA


On Thursday 9th of July, the 4th RISIS POLICYMAKERS SESSION entitled “Mapping R&D to policy goals and societal challenges” took place online on the GoToMeeting platform with the participation of 40 people among experts, policy analyst and academics.

The conference begun with an Opening (First presentation) of Dr Alessia Fava, Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth, National Research Council of Italy, mainly focused on RISIS dissemination and communication ongoing activities.

The 4th Policymakers Session focused on the results of study conducted by CWTS, Leiden University titled Reavealing dynamics, structure, and societal connections. How advanced bibliometrics support science policy analyses. Dr Ismael Rafols introduced the study (Second Presentation). The team took into consideration the example of cancer research as reported by Dr Alfredo Yegros Yegros (Third Presentation) to illustrate the potential of bibliometric data to reveal information beyond counting publications and citations, and specifically to gain insights into the dynamics of a research field or organization, its structure and its different ways in which research is connected to societal processes. The bibliometric analyses have been conducted using the RISIS CWTS publication Dataset as Dr Ed Noyons illustrated (Fourth Presentation).

The second part of the conference was dedicated to the contribution of three discussants Dr Michael M. Hopkins (Fifth presentation) Hopkins (SPRU, The Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, UK), Dr Jarno Hoekman (Sixth presentation) Hoekman (Universiteit Utrecht) and Dr Lennart Stenberg (Seventh presentation) Stenberg (VINNOVA, Sweden’s innovation agency) and on how advanced bibliometrics analyses reveal the scientific production, the medical innovation and the various funding system.


Based on Policy Brief, Issue 4/Revealing dynamics, structure, and societal connections. How advanced bibliometrics support science policy analysis


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RISIS 2 – European Research Infrastructure for Science, technology and Innovation policy Studies 2 824091
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