PlenA
Research assessment, science in transition, knowledge policy

Convenors:
Paul Wouters (Leiden University)
Chair:
Paul Wouters
Format:
Plenaries
Location:
Economy, Main Auditory (Aula) (with overflow in Economics IV)
Start time:
17 September, 2014 at 16:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

Long abstract:

European research systems continue to adopt more formal assessment and evaluation methods. This session discusses the implications of this for the practice of researchers themselves as well as for the policy goals of 'excellence' and 'relevance'. Themes that will be addressed in this session include individual and institutional coping strategies in different disciplinary, institutional and research contexts, a comparison of the landscape of European research system transition, east and west, and ethnographies of formal and informal processes of evaluation in the social sciences. As both actors within and analysts of the changing knowledge system we consider the challenges for our reflexivity and engagement in this process.