Name
Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms (ACUMEN)
Description
Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms (ACUMEN) addresses the current discrepancy between the broader social and economic functions of scientific and scholarly research in all fields of the sciences, social sciences and the humanities and the dominant criteria for evaluating performance by researchers. The assessment of the performance of individual researchers is the cornerstone of the scientific and scholarly workforce. Evaluation of individual scholars happens at different careers stages and comes in different forms, among others: job interviews, annual performance assessments, journal peer review of researchers? manuscripts, and reviews of grant applications. These evaluations have a tremendous influence on all aspects of knowledge production. Moreover, the very criteria of what counts as excellent and relevant research for the next generation of researchers will be strongly influenced by their current experiences in the regular evaluation exercises to which they are subjected. It is therefore urgent that the criteria used in evaluations at the individual level have a clear and well-understood relationship with the requirements that scientists and scholars will need to meet in the near future. ACUMEN is a European research collaboration aimed at understanding the ways in which researchers are evaluated by their peers and institutions, and at assessing how the science system can be improved and enhanced. This FP7 project is a cooperation among several European research institutes with Professor Paul Wouters (CWTS ? Leiden University) as the principal investigator.
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e-Humanities
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Identifiers
NARCIS_OND: OND1346891
Institutes involved

European Commission (Financier)
NARCIS_ORG: ORG1234721

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences - KNAW,
Netherlands, Amsterdam (Commissioner)
NARCIS_ORG: ORG1236141

Centre for Science and Technology Studies,
Netherlands, Leiden (Secretariat)
NARCIS_ORG: ORG1235384

Persons involved

Drs. C.C. Tatum (Contact person)
NARCIS_PRS: PRS1326142
DAI: DAI338042369
ORCID: ORCID0000-0002-2212-3197

Dr. A. Scharnhorst (Researcher)
NARCIS_PRS: PRS1285871
DAI: DAI326096957
ORCID: ORCID0000-0001-8879-8798

Prof.dr. S. Wyatt (Researcher)
NARCIS_PRS: PRS1313359
DAI: DAI07300927X

Dr. F.V. van der Most (Researcher)
NARCIS_PRS: PRS1276250
DAI: DAI304797405

Prof.dr. P.F. Wouters (Project leader)
NARCIS_PRS: PRS1285872
DAI: DAI157581772

Start Date
2011-03-01
End Date
2014-02-01
PhD Project
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NWO Disciplines
Social Sciences
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