How Evaluation shapes Ocean Science – A Multi-Scale Ethnography of Fluid Knowledge (2019-2024)
(Funded by the European Research Council (ERC), grant agreement No. 805550)
The FLUIDKNOWLEDGE project will investigate the past, present and future of evaluating ocean science. Ocean science, like many fields, is under great pressure to be both scientifically excellent, and relevant to industry, and relevant to the future of the planet. How do steering efforts toward interdisciplinary engagement and societal relevance relate to other norms and criteria of scientific quality (e.g. excellence, global competitiveness) in actual practice? The team will examine the intricate epistemic consequences that evaluation might have on concrete practices of knowledge creation by combining longitudinal quantitative analysis with rich ethnographic studies in different national contexts. They will also develop concepts to theoretically grasp the constitutive potential of research evaluation, based on such multilevel approaches.
SOPs4RI – Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity (2019-2022)
(Funded by the EC through the SwafS-03-2018 program)
Coordinators: Niels Mejlgaard and Mads Sorensen (Aarhus University)
The aim of the Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity (SOPs4RI) project is to promote excellent research and a strong research integrity culture that aligns with the principles and norms of the ‘European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity’, and to counter research misconduct. The overall objective of SOPs4RI is to create a toolbox which fosters research integrity and prevents, detects, and handles research misconduct for European research performing organizations (RPOs) and research funding organizations (RFOs). The project involves a mixed-methods, co-creative approach to the development and empirical validation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines that will make it possible for RPOs and RFOs to create and implement Research Integrity Promotion Plans.
Anna Boyksen Fellowship 2016-2018 (TU Munich Institute for Advanced Study)
with Ruth Müller (Munich Center for Technology in Society - MCTS)
The TUM-IAS is the key feature of the TUM's institutional strategy to promote top-level research in the Excellence Initiative by the German federal and state governments. TUM-IAS awards Fellowships to distinguished researchers and gives them the necessary time and financial support to explore new venues, to develop novel research areas and to establish intensive international collaborations.
Target Group of the Anna Boyksen fellowships are outstanding scientists from outside TUM who intend to explore gender- and diversity-relevant problems with regard to the natural and engineering sciences together with a TUM research group.
The fellowship period will be devoted to prolonging the collaboration with prof. Ruth Müller at the Munich Centre for Technology in Society (MCTS, TUM). The joint project for the Anna Boyksen Fellowship will analyze interactions between evaluation criteria and knowledge production in the engineering sciences.
Defining standards of intellectual quality in Dutch legal scholarship
Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner & Sarah de Rijcke
This project drew on a comparison of ongoing debates about research evaluation in three Dutch Law faculties. The project aimed to analyse the implications of the need to create new alignments between research and science policy on the one hand (including the requirement of (‘societal relevance’), and the everyday articulation work legal scholars engage in to bring research to closure on the other.