Professor in Science and Evaluation Studies & Scientific Director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) in Leiden. Chair of the Science and Evaluation Studies (SES) research group. Co-chair Research on Research Institute (RoRI), founded by Wellcome Trust, University of Sheffield, Leiden University, and Digital Science.

Sarah specialises in social studies of research evaluation, and has published widely on the topic of the relations between quality control mechanisms and knowledge production in different fields. She has also developed a strong international public academic presence with outreach activities in science policy, speaking frequently on the topic of research evaluation and metrics uses.

Inaugural lecture
Academy Building
Leiden university
Research on Research Evaluation
Meta-Research Conference | Tilburg


Invited lecture 
Impact SSH on Society
Washington DC


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I held my inaugural lecture on Friday 17 May 2019. The English translation is available for download by clicking on the image above. A news item in English is available too -->

In this comment, James Wilsdon and I argue that the EU’s model of science policy and governance will be more influential than ever on the international stage in the decade to come. Wilsdon, J. & de Rijcke (23 May 2019), Nature, 569, 479-481.

Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)

Leiden University

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