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The Netherlands

The Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) is an interdisciplinary research institute at Leiden University that studies scientific research and its connections to technology, innovation, and society. Our research, bibliometric and scientometric tools, and evaluation expertise provide a solid basis for supporting research assessment and strategic decision-making and for developing science policy. As a leading research, consulting, and training center, CWTS is dedicated to increasing our understanding of scientific quality, societal impact, and other related concepts. In PathOS, CWTS will lead in WP2 on Methods, tools and indicators and will cover one case study in WP3.

Contact persons

Ludo Waltman
Clifford Tatum

Role in the project

CWTS contributes its expertise in Open Science, community engagement, and responsible research assessment policies and indicators. CWTS is leading the design of the OSAF framework (WP2), coordinating pilots targeting universities and research institutions (WP5), and steering the CoP engagement activities (WP6).