Science-Metrix is pleased to announce it has commenced work under a recently awarded contract with the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). The contract entails a bibliometric analysis of publications on poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases (NIDs) published by leading European and African researchers between 2003 and 2015.
This analysis is being undertaken in preparation for the 2017 interim evaluation of the EDCTP’s second program (EDCTP2; 2014–2024), and is an update study of work conducted in 2013. The current analysis will use the Web of Science and Medline databases to calculate standard volume and impact indicators for papers published worldwide in the fields of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and NIDs, and to analyze or identify the following:
- A trend analysis of publications in open access journals
- Collaboration patterns in clinical research (north-south relationships, south-south relationships, north-north relationships and co-author analysis)
- Research activities that may have led to global policy changes
- Leading and emerging researchers involved in sub-Saharan African clinical research within the scope of EDCTP and their geographic location
- Major research funding sources for clinical research through funding acknowledgements
This work will build upon Science-Metrix’ expertise in bibliometric studies on the health sciences and biomedical research and on open access publications, as well as the company’s extensive experience with African research through studies for the African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI). The contract will continue through until the end of January 2017.
EDCTP is co-funded by the European Union (EU) under its framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020.