Science-Metrix was commissioned by the African Observatory for Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI) to conduct a bibliometric assessment of the scientific production and performance of the 54 members in the African Union over 6 thematic domains and 22 scientific fields compared to the world level for the 2005–2010 period.
During the course of this study, Science-Metrix undertook the most exhaustive data cleaning task ever conducted by the firm. Institutions from all country members of the African Union that published more than five publications between the years 2005 and 2012 were standardized. In addition, a list of the 500 most publishing researchers was produced, necessitating the standardization of more than 1,500 names.
The key tasks were the following:
- Bibliometric data and technometric data
- Visualization tools
- Training, knowledge transfer
Deliverables: Complete set of bibliometrics (databooks), visuals of collaboration patterns, final analytical report.