New policy briefs

Publisert 1.July 2024

Transdisciplinary research, Consequences of paying to publish, Metrics in academic requirement, Universities’ strategic capacities.

R-QUEST Author Survey

Publisert 14.April 2023

April 5, we launched a survey on authors’ experiences with the peer review process and how this may vary between different types of journals, with a special focus on interdisciplinary work. Authors of articles in 21 selected scientific journals were invited. If you have received a survey invitation and have questions about the project you […]

The new European reform of research assessment

Publisert 22.February 2023

A new R-QUEST policy brief, on the European Reform of Research Assessment, is launched. Click here to download.

Workshop on research quality – call for abstracts

Publisert 2.March 2022

R-QUEST is organising the workshop “Unsettling Research Quality” 21.-22. September 2022 in Oslo. Deadline for abstract submission: 6th May 2022. For more information, please see: Unsettling Research Quality Workshop – call for abstracts.pdf

R-QUEST research on the LSE blog

Publisert 3.December 2021

The aim of peer review for research grants and academic hiring boards is to provide expert independent judgement on the quality of research proposals and candidates. Based on findings from a recent survey, Liv Langfeldt, Dag W. Aksnes and Ingvild Reymert, find metrics continue to play a significant role in shaping these decisions, especially for […]

The many dilemmas of grant peer review

Publisert 17.November 2021

A new R-QUEST policy brief, on how to improve grant peer review, is launched. Click here to download.

R-QUEST is organising the Eu-SPRI conference 2021

Publisert 27.May 2021

Eu-SPRI conference 2021 – a virtual conference on research and innovation policy on the 9th-11th of June 2021.

R-QUEST research cited in Nature

Publisert 27.May 2021

Publication by R-QUEST researchers cited in Nature journal editorial.

Ranking lists of researchers are problematic

Publisert 15.March 2021

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

Publisert 8.January 2021

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