WISER Consortium Co-ordinator: Andrea Scharnhorst, NIWI Members: Paul Wouters, NIWI Sylvan Katz, SPRU Isidro Aguillo, CINDOC Mike Thewall, SCIT
Science is turning to e-science. An increasing part of on-line scientific communication and research is not (or only incomplete) visible in traditional S&T; indicators. The objective of this research proposal is to explore the possibilities and problems in developing a new generation of Web based S&T; indicators. Web indicators should produce information about visibility and connectivity of research centres forming a common EU research area; innovations and new research fronts reached by e-science; about equal rights access and participation on e-science gender and regional. The main products will a web-portal about Web indicators and a proposal for an additional chapter for the next ERSTI report. Quantitative measurements of web activities based on advanced informetric methods will be combined with qualitative case studies about changing ways of knowledge production and traditional S&T; indicators.
The Netherlands Institute for Scientific Information Services of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (NIWI-KNAW), Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Dr. Paul Wouters, Dr. Andrea Scharnhorst - Co-ordinator
Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK: Dr. Sylvan Katz
Centro de Informacion y Documentation Cientifica (C.I.N.D.O.C.), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain: Dr. Isidro F. Aguillo
School of Computing and Information Technology (SCIT) at the University of Wolverhampton, Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group (SCRG), UK: Dr. Mike Thelwall
Last updated: Dec 2, 2002