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The selection of talent as a group process. A literature review on the social dynamics of decision making in grant panels

Pleun van Arensbergen, Inge van der Weijden and Peter van den Besselaar.

in Research Evaluation

October 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics; Biological Sciences. 10024 words.

Talent selection within science is increasingly performed by panels, e.g. by reviewing grant or fellowship applications. Many studies from fields of sociology of science and science policy...

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Panel peer review of grant applications: what do we know from research in social psychology on judgment and decision-making in groups?

Meike Olbrecht and Lutz Bornmann.

in Research Evaluation

October 2010; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

The allocation of resources for scientific research is determined by panel peer review. To make funding recommendations, the reviewers convene to evaluate the quality of grant applications....

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Expert panels evaluating research: decision-making and sources of bias

Liv Langfeldt.

in Research Evaluation

April 2004; p ublished online April 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

This study consists of in-depth analysis of six international evaluations of Norwegian research. There was little overlapping competence on the panels, a high degree of task division and...

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Different views on scholarly talent: What are the talents we are looking for in science?

Pleun van Arensbergen, Inge van der Weijden and Peter van den Besselaar.

in Research Evaluation

October 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics; Biological Sciences. 8825 words.

In this article, we study the evaluation of talented early career researchers, as done in grant allocation processes. To better understand funding decisions, we studied the grant allocation...

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The good, the indifferent, and the less than attractive: II

Irwin Feller.

in Research Evaluation

August 2002; p ublished online August 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

This paper reviews features in both theory and practice in the use of performance indicators in making budgetary decisions about US government S&T programs, especially the consequences of...

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The impact of foresight on innovation policy-making: recent experiences and future perspectives

Attila Havas, Doris Schartinger and Matthias Weber.

in Research Evaluation

June 2010; p ublished online June 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

Foresight has evolved as a distinct prospective analytical tool: it considers alternative futures of various S&T fields or socio-economic systems by bringing together the perspectives of...

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Evaluation practices of scientific research in the Netherlands

Jan van Steen and Marcel Eijffinger.

in Research Evaluation

August 1998; p ublished online August 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

This article takes stock of Dutch evaluation practices for publicly funded basic and strategic research in three different contexts: institutional strategy formulation; allocative...

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Multiple actors, multiple settings, multiple criteria: issues in assessing interdisciplinary research

Irwin Feller.

in Research Evaluation

April 2006; p ublished online April 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

The question of how to assess interdisciplinary research is made more complex by the existence of multiple actors making multiple decisions in multiple organizational settings. These...

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Geographical equity between outputs of biomedical research grants and research capability as an indicator of the peer-review process for grant applications

Grant Lewison, Steven Lipworth, Isla Rippon, Philip Roe and Rob Cottrell.

in Research Evaluation

December 2003; p ublished online December 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

A function of the known citation impact factor of journals in which papers are published is likely to affect funding decisions by committees of award. A comparison of the goodness of fit...

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Committee peer review at an international research foundation: predictive validity and fairness of selection decisions on post-graduate fellowship applications

Lutz Bornmann and Hans-Dieter Daniel.

in Research Evaluation

April 2005; p ublished online April 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

We investigated committee peer review for awarding long-term fellowships to post-graduate researchers as practised by the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) — a foundation for the promotion...

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Towards socially robust S&T indicators: indicators as debatable devices, enabling collective learning

Rémi Barré.

in Research Evaluation

September 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

Since indicators play an increasing role for decisions regarding research policy and management, the issues of their epistemological status and conditions of robustness are important ones....

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Afterword: the emergent literature on interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research evaluation

Julie Thompson Klein.

in Research Evaluation

April 2006; p ublished online April 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

The complexity of evaluating interdisciplinary (ID) and transdisciplinary (TD) research defies a single standard. Yet, common elements appear in the emergent literature. Five overriding...

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R&D evaluation in Italy: more needs to be done

Alberto Silvani, Giorgio Sirilli and Fabrizio Tuzi.

in Research Evaluation

December 2005; p ublished online December 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

The article analyses the R&D evaluation processes and procedures in Italian universities and public research agencies. It is argued that although recent changes introduced in the system...

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Accountability, performance assessment, and evaluation: Policy pressures and responses from research councils

Creso M. Sá, Andrew Kretz and Kristjan Sigurdson.

in Research Evaluation

June 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 8879 words.

This study identifies contemporary government accountability requirements impacting research councils in North America and Europe and investigates how councils deal with such demands. This...

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Assessment of the impact of a clinical and health services research call in Catalonia

Paula Adam, Maite Solans-Domènech, Joan M. V. Pons, Marta Aymerich, Silvina Berra, Imma Guillamon, Emilia Sánchez and Gaietà Permanyer-Miralda.

in Research Evaluation

October 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 6286 words.

This article presents the ex-post assessment of a program of clinical and health services research and the evaluation of the social impact. The Catalan Agency for Health Information,...

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Scientific research: demystifying peer review

William Solesbury.

in Research Evaluation

April 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

The commitment to peer review as a basis for judging science is deeply rooted in academic culture, and has been largely accepted in the UK's £2 billion annual public funding of science. Yet...

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Science and technology policy and S&T indicators: trends in Latin America

Renato Dagnino and Hernán Thomas.

in Research Evaluation

December 1996 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 0 words.

Starting from evidence that Latin American science and technology policy (STP) is undergoing a transformation, current conditions are analyzed to establish a counterpoint between the...

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Conservatism and risk-taking in peer review: Emerging ERC practices

Terttu Luukkonen.

in Research Evaluation

March 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Biological Sciences; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics. 10577 words.

This article explores the newly founded European Research Council's (ERC) peer review system and its ability to sustain its mission to promote excellent, groundbreaking research. The...

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External funding, efficiency and productivity growth in public research: the case of the Italian National Research Council

Greta Falavigna and Alessandro Manello.

in Research Evaluation

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics; Biological Sciences. 9789 words.

This article presents an application of the Directional Output Distance Function (DODF) model to measure the internal performances of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). Research...

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The use of academic research in public health policy and practice

Margaret A. Lemay and Creso Sá.

in Research Evaluation

January 2014; p ublished online December 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Research Methods; Knowledge Management; Social Research and Statistics; Biological Sciences. 7286 words.

This study sought to gain a better understanding of the ways in which users access academic research, by observing decision-making at the micro level in a public health unit (PHU) in...

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