Evaluation and bibliometrics are increasingly being used to examine the effectiveness (outcomes) and efficiency of research and S&T programs, initiatives and activities. Without becoming experts themselves, policymakers need to understand the context of designing the most effective approach.
Common questions to support S&T policymaking
- What are the main trends in S&T and R&D? Who are our main competitors?
- What types of S&T activities have had the most impact? Which areas should we focus on?
- How can our mix of programs be adjusted to reach our goals?
- Are we collaborating with the leaders in our field? Who else should we be working with?
- What are our strengths and weaknesses?
How we can help you
Science-Metrix works closely with our clients in designing the most effective approach and tools to address each question. This partnership means that our performance measurement and evaluation projects result in timely, relevant, and objective findings that provide our clients with sound solutions in support of decision-making and help optimize resource allocation.
- independent yet contextually sensitive analyses
- quantitative, comparative assessments of strengths in organizational, regional, national and/or global arenas
- qualitative evidence on the impacts of S&T programs and initiatives
- clear explanations of how operational and strategic objectives are/could be met
- actionable recommendations that are adapted to the needs, size and culture of organizations