Evaluation of research impact — the Dutch experience

Tijssen, Robert (2011). Evaluation of research impact — the Dutch experience. In: Perspectives on Metrics-Based Research Evaluation - Two Years On, The University of Queensland, (). 16-17 May 2011.

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Author Tijssen, Robert
Title of paper Evaluation of research impact — the Dutch experience
Conference name Perspectives on Metrics-Based Research Evaluation - Two Years On
Conference location The University of Queensland
Conference dates 16-17 May 2011
Convener Thomson Reuters & The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Oral presentation
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Achieving international research excellence has been a prime concern of university policies in the Netherlands, and has become even more so in recent years. As a result, research impact evaluation has been a cornerstone of assessment systems for some 25 years now. Initially based on self-organised, peer-review assessments, bibliometric methods and performance indicators entered the scene in the 1990s as an external source of objective information, commissioned by the Dutch government and universities alike for research management and science policy purposes. The use of bibliometrics impact measures for university management is now also spreading slowly into the humanities.

In parallel, steps have been taken by the universities to incorporate measures of societal and economic impact into their standard evaluation protocols and evaluation frameworks, partly in response to government demands for empirical evidence of their ‘third mission’ achievements.

This presentation will briefly describe the current portfolio of evaluation tools in the Netherlands. Focusing on the sophisticated bibliometric system, some on-going ‘state of the art’ studies within Dutch universities will be discussed that are at the frontier of evidence-based evaluation within international comparative frameworks.
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