During the time spent at the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) as a Postdoc, I was introduced to Scientometrics. I am still affiliated to the institute and keep close collaborations with colleagues there.
Nicolas Robinson-Garcia's project about unveiling the ecosystem of science represented and continues to be an important research interest. The project was carried out within a LEaDing Fellows Programme, a Marie Curie co-fund programme, until January 2021. You can read more about the project here. The project has led to research topics that
characterize the diversity of researchers' activities
characterize how researchers and evaluators value researchers' activities
provide a model that quantifies the overall performance of researchers' activities
During the project, we also investigated how the diversity of tasks can be reflected in career patterns and career trajectories. The article is can be found here. A recent blog reports on this, and a social media article for research professionals discusses the need of diversity of research careers.
I was granted a TU Delft COVID-19 response fund to investigate the efficiency of the scientific communication systems in times of coronavirus. Our team consists of
Nicolas Robinson-Garcia (Univ of Granada)
Francois van Schalkwyk (Stellenbosch Univ)
Jonathan Dudek (Leiden Univ and TU Delft, from November 2020 until March 2021)
Juan Pablo Bascur (Leiden Univ and TU Delft, from March until September 2021)
Daniel Torres Salinas (Univ of Granada)
Rodrigo Costas (Leiden Univ and Stellenbosch Univ)
Our work focuses on the role of scientific output in the social media communcation, as well as on the growth of the COVID-19 scientific output. A book chapter and a conference paper reports on our work.