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My expertise concerens the following domains: science and innovation policy, research funding and research evaluation, innovation studies, scholarly communication, social sciences and humanities, impact of universities and interdisciplinarity.

YUFE Transforming Research and Innovation through Europe-wide Knowledge Transfer (YUFERING). 01/03/2021 - 29/02/2024

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As part of the European Research Area vision, the European Commission is aiming to see the necessary transformations in R&I that will include the promotion of citizen science and societal engagement, the mainstreaming of Open Science practices, the fostering of brain and knowledge circulation, strengthening of academia-business collaboration and embodiment in a glocal Research and Innovation (R&I) ecosystem. The YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe) alliance embraces in YUFERING this challenge by effectively contributing to pilot these needed transformations to improve and harmonise the conditions for R&I in Europe. Focusing on key elements of the ERA and in full alignment with the relevant SwafS call for proposals, YUFERING proposes ground-breaking transformation actions that will bring the partners one step closer to creating and realising a shared robust R&I vision. These transformations comprise community engaged R&I, flipped knowledge transfer to the enterprise sector and the society at large, shared R&I agendas, support structures and research infrastructures, as well as common open science strategies and new incentive and reward schemes for researchers based on the new open science era. The European cooperation and transformation in R&I (next to education) that is objective of the European Universities Initiative is unavoidably dependent on multilateralism, synergy and support from the EU as well as Member States. In YUFERING, the YUFE partners will also work towards assessing the legal, regulatory and financial conditions that are relevant towards the creation of a stronger ERA and will identify recommendations towards transformation needed to make sharing of capacity and resources possible and attractive for academics and institutional/private funders. Within YUFERING, the alliance will explore synergies with other 'European Universities' to facilitate collaboration in relevant activities and towards addressing shared challenges and barriers.

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    Creating Postgraduate Collaborations (CPC). 15/01/2020 - 14/01/2023

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    This project aims to enhance the capacity of partner institutions to produce research by: 1. Stimulating the development of environments that provide exposure to research and are rich in support for research. This would include enhancing the capacity to manage research; 2. Increasing the capacity of academic staff members to supervise at postgraduate levels through the provision of courses that are tailored to specific contexts.

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      Centre O&O Monitoring 2019-2023 (ECOOM). 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2023

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      The mission of the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM) is to develop and consolidate a consistent and performing system of R&D and Innovation (RD&I) indicators which provides the Flemish Governement with actual and relevant statistic data for mapping and monitoring the RD&I efforts in the Flemish region. At the same time ECOOM develops a portfolio of relevant scientific research activities to support this mission. Therefore, ECOOM (1) has a series of targeted, long term task packages to map, measure and analyze the Flemish R&D and innovation potential; (2) ensures that a data management infrastructure is available to the Flemish Government containing bibliometric and technometric data and data on innovation and PhDs; (3) provides qualified staffing; (4) builds the necessary and appropriate IT-infrastructure and (5) is able to conduct ad-hoc task or projects at request of the Flemish Government. ECOOM acts as an inter-association center.

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        Funding for the realization of a service architecture for the exchange of research information. 10/01/2014 - 09/01/2017

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        This project represents a formal research agreement between UA and on the other hand the Flemish Public Service. UA provides the Flemish Public Service research results mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions as stipulated in this contract.

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          Centre for R&D Monitoring. (ECOOM) 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2018

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          The mission of the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM) is to develop and consolidate a consistent and performing system of R&D and Innovation (RD&I) indicators which provides the Flemish Governement with actual and relevant statistic data for mapping and monitoring the RD&I efforts in the Flemish region. At the same time ECOOM develops a portfolio of relevant scientific research activities to support this mission. Therefore, ECOOM (1) has a series of targeted, long term task packages to map, measure and analyze the Flemish R&D and innovation potential; (2) ensures that a data management infrastructure is available to the Flemish Government containing bibliometric and technometric data and data on innovation and PhDs; (3) provides qualified staffing; (4) builds the necessary and appropriate IT-infrastructure and (5) is able to conduct ad-hoc task or projects at request of the Flemish Government. ECOOM acts as an inter-association center.

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            Evaluating the Humanities. 01/11/2013 - 31/01/2014

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            This project contributes to measuring the impact academic monographs from the field of History have on wider society outside of academia. It stems from the notion that the publication output from the Social Sciences and Humanities can have an 'enlightenment' role for a broad, not strictly academic readership. We analyse this using a novel, 'altmetric' data source from the internet, namely ratings (a numerical score) and reviews (written text) from Goodreads.com, a non-academic and non-commercial social platform specifically devoted to the posting of reader's evaluations of books from all genres and disciplines, thus including History. This data is enriched by bibliographic descriptions from OCLC Worldcat, and combined with citation data from academic journals indexed in Scopus. The methodology consists of calculating correlations: 1° between academic (citation) impact and a societal impact (ratings and reviews), and 2° between high societal impact and various book characteristics such as publisher, year and country of publication, author profile and subject matter. In addition, we perform a qualitative analysis of written reader reviews.

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              Capturing citations, impact factors and BOF-weight of journal articles in the Academic Bibliography. 01/10/2012 - 30/09/2014

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              This project represents a research contract awarded by the University of Antwerp. The supervisor provides the Antwerp University research mentioned in the title of the project under the conditions stipulated by the university.

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