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Ranking lists of researchers are problematic

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Rankings of highly cited researchers receive much public attention, but a new study shows that these lists have several problematic aspects.

New publications by R-QUEST

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The R-QUEST team have published several new research articles and book chapters.

Reform of research evaluation in China

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A new R-QUEST policy brief, on concerns and challenges in the new reform of research evaluation in China, is launched. Click here to download.

Quality criteria and concentration of research funding

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A new R-QUEST policy brief, on the increasing concentration of research funding, is launched. Click here to download.

Postdoc Fellowship at NIFU dedicated to the study of Research Quality

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NIFU hereby announces a vacant Postdoc position at our Centre for Research Quality and Policy Impact Studies (R-QUEST).

Can citation indicators be used to assess research quality?

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Citations are increasingly used as performance indicators in research policy and within the research system. In a new article it is argued that citations reflect aspects related to scientific impact but not to other key dimensions of research quality.

Normal and extraordinary impact

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A new R-QUEST policy brief, on evaluating and improving research-society relations, is launched. Click here to download.

The ‘Fields of Physics Experiment’ Update: Launching the Co-Nomination Questionnaire to Map Quantum Many-Body Physics of Ultracold Atoms

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Figure 1 Heavy Favour Physics Co-Nomination Map (software used: Gephi 0.9.2) This week, the ‘fields of physics experiment’ of R-Quest moves into its next...   Read More

R-QUEST affiliates in expert panel for strengthening the quality of Danish research

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The Danish Ministry of Education and Research are considering changing the model for allocation the universities’ basic funding for research, and has appointed an...   Read More

Effects of performance based funding

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A new R-QUEST policy brief, on the effects of performance based funding, is launched. Click here to download.