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Jonathan Adams
Digital Science, UK

Jonathan Adams is Chief Scientist at Digital Science & Research Ltd, a Holtzbrinck Group company and sister-company to Nature Publishing Group.  He is a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, Policy Institute.
Jonathan was the lead founder of Evidence Ltd, and Director of Research Evaluation for Thomson Reuters until March 2013.  Evidence carried out research evaluation for agencies and institutions in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, Brazil, Australia, China and India.  Jonathan led the New Zealand government's 2008 review of research evaluation and was a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) indicators development groups for Excellence in Research for Australia (2009) and impact and engagement (2016) . In 2004 he chaired the European Commission Monitoring Committee for the Evaluation of Framework Programme 6 (FP6); and, in 2006, he chaired the Monitoring Group of the European Research Fund for Coal & Steel.  He has worked at King's College London (1979-1980), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1980-1983), University of Leeds (1983-1989) and Imperial College London (1989-1992), was a member of the science policy staff of the UK Advisory Board for the Research Councils (1989-1992) and Leeds University's Director of Research Strategy (1993-1997).




Éric Archambault
1science & Science-Metrix, Canada

Éric Archambault is President and CEO of Science-Metrix and has been a passionate student, analyst, and researcher in the evaluation and measurement of science, technology, and innovation for 25 years. With his extensive knowledge of quantitative methods and the issues surrounding the evolution and monitoring of research, education and S&T policy, Dr. Archambault has directed well over 100 S&T evaluation-, measurement- and policy-related projects during his 10 years as head of Science-Metrix. Éric graduated in Science, Technology and Society from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and obtained an M.Sc. in Science, Technology, and Industrialisation, and a D.Phil. in S&T Policy Studies at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU, University of Sussex, UK). Dr. Archambault is a member of the Canadian Evaluation Society and the American Evaluation Association and a Fellow at the Centre for Innovation Studies (THESIS, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada). He is also a lifetime member of the ISSI (International Society for Scientometrics & Infometrics) and sits on the editorial board of the Scientometrics journal. Thanks to his initiative, the Science and Technology Indicator Conference (STI, as known as the “Leiden Conference”) was held outside Europe for the first time in Montreal from September 6 to 9, 2012 with Éric as co-chair .



Nicola De Bellis
Bibliometric Office (CSBA) - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Graduated in philosophy at the University of Bari, Italy, De Bellis obtained a PhD in history of science in 1998 with a doctoral dissertation on Renaissance natural history. Seven years later, that job provided the background for an Italian prize-winning manuscript on the role of bibliographic citations in the scientific communication system. Having joined a medical library in 2002, he has been working since then on the boundary line between information science, history and philosophy of science. He is currently contract professor of information science for the Department of Education and Humanities and runs a full time bibliometric office supporting research evaluation activities at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.



Stephan Gauch

German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies - DZHW & Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Stephan Gauch studied social science at the University of Mannheim majoring in statistics and methods of empirical social research in fall of 2003. From 2004 to 2008 Stephan Gauch was a researcher in the department of Innovation Systems and Policy at Fraunhofer ISI. Between 2009 and 2014 he has been working at the Berlin Technical University at the Chair of Innovation Economics. From 1012 to 2014 Stephan Gauch was affiliated to Fraunhofer FOKUS working on a number of economics- and innovation-related topics in the ICT field such as Big and Open data analytics, policy analysis in the ICT sector, standardization foresight as well as standardization strategies. Stephan Gauch finished his PHD in 2011 on the topic of the interlinkage between research and standardization and the the division of labor between formal and informal standardization in ICT. His thesis was awarded with the “Sonderpreis Wissenschaft 2012” of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). Since 2014 Stephan Gauch is affiliated to DZHW and Humboldt University of Berlin.



Christina Lohr
Product Manager Research Metrics - Elsevier

Christina Lohr is a Product Manager for Research Metrics at Elsevier, where she currently works on integrating altmetrics into the Elsevier product portfolio. She studied bioprocess engineering at the Technical University in Dresden before moving to Denmark to gain her PhD degree from the University of Copenhagen's Nano-Science Center. After graduation she travelled extensively in Asia and Northern Europe, and then moved to Amsterdam to pursue a career in Data Analytics. Before joining Elsevier Christina worked as a Data Analyst at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development. Christina became part of the Plum Analytics product team when the company joined Elsevier in February 2017.


 
David Müller

Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy, Austria

David Müller, BA studied political science at the University of Vienna and joined the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy in 2011 where he’s since been working on trying to identify the main research focuses of the Austrian universities with a variety of statistical methods and a multitude of data sources. He gained experience with quantitative measures of research performance in the analysis and further development of research-related indicators depicting part of what is called the Intellectual Capital of the Austrian universities. In the course of his work, he developed and implemented a database on research focuses and research profiles of the Austrian universities. This database is used as a primary source of information “behind the scenes” in the ministry’s triennial negotiations with the universities on their performance agreements, determining the universities’ main budget for three years. Since 2016, he’s also involved with the ministry’s negotiations on the performance agreements with the universities of Arts.



Isabella Peters
ZBW - Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft, Germany

Isabella Peters is Professor of Web Science at ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and head of the Web Science research group at Kiel University. She received her PhD in Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Her research focusses on user-generated content and its potential for scholarly communication on the social web, e.g. altmetrics. Professor Peters is active in the Association for Information Science and Technology (in particular European Chapter and SIGMetrics) and in the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. She was member of the European Expert Group on Altmetrics and she co-chaired the LIBER Working Group on Metrics.

 

 


Christine Rimmert
Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science / AG Bibliometrie, Bielefeld University, Germany

Christine Rimmert studied Mathematics and Psychology at Bielefeld University. In 2010 she joined the project team working on bibliometrics at Bielefeld University (AG Bibliometrie, Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Science - ISOS, coordinated by Matthias Winterhager). She is currently working on clearing and processing of institutional data in citation databases.

 


Bart Thijs
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), Dept MSI, KU Leuven, Belgium

Bart Thijs is a research expert in bibliometrics at the KU Leuven. In 1999 he graduated at the same university in Psychology with a specialization in Statistics. He spent several years in industry as a statistical consultant, there he gained experience in the application of automated data analysis. In 2002 he joined the newly created policy research centre on R&D statistics at the KU Leuven. In 2009 he received his PhD from the Leiden University. Nowadays he is a senior researcher at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM). He works on mapping of science based on the application of hybrid techniques.



Ton van Raan
CWTS - Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Ton (Anthony F.J.) van Raan is Professor of Quantitative Studies of Science. Founder and until 2010 Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University, Netherlands. After his retirement as Director of CWTS, he remained research professor. He studied mathematics, physics and astronomy at Utrecht University. PhD in Physics, Utrecht (1973). Post-doctoral fellow (1973-1977) at the University of Bielefeld, visiting scientist in the US, UK, and France. Work in atomic physics, laser-physics, astrophysics, and in science policy and research management. From 1977 research fellow physics in Leiden, in 1985 'field switch' from physics to science and technology studies, 1991 Professor. His research focuses on design, construction and application of quantitative indicators of important aspects of scientific research and on mapping of research fields. Long standing and broad experience in the practical application of bibliometric methods in contract research for governments, the European Commission, research organizations, universities and research institutions all over the world, and the business sector, particularly publishers. In 1995 he received together with the American sociologist Robert K. Merton, the Derek de Solla Price Award, the highest international award in the field of quantitative studies of science. Main research interests: application of bibliometric indicators in research evaluation; science as a self-organizing cognitive ecosystem, statistical and in particular scaling properties of bibliometric indicators, ranking and benchmarking of universities, mapping of science. Next to research he set up successful international teaching activities such as the CWTS Graduate Course on Measuring Science. Prof. van Raan set up a small spin-off company for advice on research evaluation and science policy issues. From 2013 he is adviser of the Netherlands Minister of Internal Affairs on urban policy of knowledge-intensive cities. In 2014-2015 he was adviser of the European Research Council (ERC) in the Expert Group for Program Monitoring and Evaluation. He published (as author and co-author) around thirty articles in physics and two hundred in science and technology studies. He is editor of the Handbook of Quantitative Studies of Science and Technology (Elsevier) and member of the editorial board of the international journals Scientometrics, Research Evaluation, and Journal of Informetrics. In 2014 he was listed amongst the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Scientists. On the occasion of his retirement as CWTS director he was awarded by the Queen of the Netherlands with the royal distinction of Knight in the Order of the Dutch Lion. More info: http://www.cwts.nl/tvr/.



Jürgen Wastl
University of Cambridge, UK

Jürgen Wastl studied Biology at the University of Bayreuth and obtained his PhD in Plant Molecular Biology at Philipps University Marburg. Thereafter he held posts in plant biochemical and biophysical research at the University of Cambridge and in mode-of-action detection in agrochemical research at BASF.
Based on his experience in management of research he started 2009 with introducing and implementing a research information system at Cambridge University to prepare for the national research evaluation framework (REF2014).
Since 2014 Jürgen Wastl heads the research information team in the Research Strategy Office at the University of Cambridge. In this role he is responsible for the development and advancement of tools and applications in research information matters. The focus on academic profiling and network analysis aims at the implementation of an efficient and accepted tool for academics and administrators.  He also engages with a multitude of pilot projects to improve and implement standards and increase interoperability between systems. He represents the University in a number of steering groups and advisory boards (e.g. RCUK Interoperability Steering Group).
Since October 2016 Jürgen deputises as REF Manager for the University of Cambridge.