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Éric Archambault
1science & Science-Metrix, Canada

Éric Archambault is CEO of 1science and Science-Metrix. He has been a passionate student, analyst, researcher and entrepreneur in science, technology, and innovation evaluation and measurement for 30 years. Since 2014 he has been leading a software development and data science team at 1science, where he has overseen the development of 1findr, currently the world’s most comprehensive curated bibliographic database of articles published in academic and scientific journals. As president of Science-Metrix between 2002 and 2015, Dr. Archambault directed S&T evaluation-, measurement- and policy-related activities, a function now held by Grégoire Côté, who co-founded the company with Éric in 2002. Éric graduated in Science, technologie et société from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and obtained an M.Sc. in Science, Technology, and Industrialisation, and a D.Phil. in S&T Policy Studies at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU, University of Sussex, UK).



Nicola De Bellis
Bibliometric Office (CSBA) - University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Graduated in philosophy at the University of Bari, Italy, De Bellis obtained a PhD in history of science in 1998 with a doctoral dissertation on Renaissance natural history. Seven years later, that job provided the background for an Italian prize-winning manuscript on the role of bibliographic citations in the scientific communication system. Having joined a medical library in 2002, he has been working since then on the boundary line between information science, history and philosophy of science. He is currently contract professor of information science for the Department of Education and Humanities and runs a full time bibliometric office supporting research evaluation activities at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.



Rodrigo Costas

CWTS - Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Rodrigo Costas is an experienced researcher in the field of information science and bibliometrics. With a PhD in Library and Information Science obtained at the CSIC in Spain, Rodrigo has been working at CWTS (Leiden University, the Netherlands) since 2009. His lines of research cover a broad scope of topics, including the development of new bibliometric tools and indicators as well as tools for the study of research activities based on quantitative data, having a particular focus on the analysis of individual scholars through bibliometric methodologies. Rodrigo has recently started some novel research lines at CWTS including the study of ‘altmetrics’ and the possibilities of funding acknowledgments in order to expand the analytical possibilities of scientometrics. At CWTS Rodrigo also coordinates several projects for different scientific organizations worldwide.




Stephan Gauch

German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies - DZHW & Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Stephan Gauch studied social science at the University of Mannheim majoring in statistics and methods of empirical social research in fall of 2003. From 2004 to 2008 Stephan Gauch was a researcher in the department of Innovation Systems and Policy at Fraunhofer ISI. Between 2009 and 2014 he has been working at the Berlin Technical University at the Chair of Innovation Economics. From 1012 to 2014 Stephan Gauch was affiliated to Fraunhofer FOKUS working on a number of economics- and innovation-related topics in the ICT field such as Big and Open Data Analytics, policy analysis in the ICT sector, standardization foresight, as well as standardization strategies. Stephan Gauch finished his PHD in 2011 on the topic of the interlinkage between research and standardization and the division of labor between formal and informal standardization in ICT. His thesis was awarded the “Sonderpreis Wissenschaft 2012” of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). Since 2014 Stephan Gauch is affiliated to DZHW and Humboldt University of Berlin. Since 2017 he is head of a research group working on reflexive bibliometrics aiming to link bibliometrics to the sociology of quantification and (e)valuation.




Henk F. Moed
Independent researcher and scientific advisor

Between 1981 and 2010 Henk F. Moed was a senior staff member at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. During 2010-2014 he was a senior scientific advisor with Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He obtained a Ph.D. degree in Science Studies at the University of Leiden in 1989. He has been active in numerous research topics, including the development of  bibliometric databases and indicators for the assessment of research performance and scholarly journals; the effects of ‘Open Access’ upon research impact; ‘usage’ (downloading) behaviour; development of a new journal impact measure (SNIP); bibliometric studies of international scientific migration and collaboration; comparisons of Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar; multi-dimensional assessment of research impact; the potential of altmetrics; and ontology-based bibliometric data management. He published over 100 research articles in international, peer reviewed journals, and is editorial board member of several journals in his field. He is a winner of the Derek de Solla Price Award in 1999. Jointly with W. Glanzel and U. Schmoch, he edited in 2004 the Handbook on Quantitative Science and Technology Research (Kluwer, 800 pp), and published in 2005 a monograph, Citation Analysis in Research Evaluation (Springer, 346 pp.), which is one of the very few textbooks in the field, and in 2017 a second monograph, Applied Evaluative Informetrics (Springer, 312 pp.) He is currently an independent scientific advisor, and visiting professor at the Sapienza University of Rome and University of Granada.




Isabella Peters
Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft (ZBW), Germany

Isabella Peters is Professor of Web Science at ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics and head of the Web Science research group at Kiel University. She received her PhD in Information Science at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf. Her research focusses on user-generated content and its potential for scholarly communication on the social web, e.g. altmetrics. Professor Peters is active in the Association for Information Science and Technology (in particular European Chapter and SIGMetrics) and in the Leibniz Research Alliance Science 2.0. She was member of the European Expert Group on Altmetrics and she co-chaired the LIBER Working Group on Metrics.

 


Bart Thijs
Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM), KU Leuven, Belgium

Bart Thijs is a research expert in bibliometrics at the Centre for R&D Monitoring (ECOOM) at KU Leuven. His main research focusses on mapping of science through the application of network analysis techniques.  In 1999 he graduated at the same university in Psychology with a specialization in Statistics. He spent several years in industry as a statistical consultant, there he gained experience in the application of automated data analysis. In 2002 he joined the newly created policy research centre on R&D statistics at the KU Leuven. In 2010 he received his PhD from the Leiden University. He co-authored more than 60 journal and conference contributions on a broad range of topics in scientometrics. Along his research he also teaches a course on large scale network analysis at the Master of Artificial Intelligence program at KU Leuven.



Jürgen Wastl
Director Academic Relations and Consultancy at Digital Science

Jürgen Wastl is Director of Academic Relations and Consultancy at Digital Science where he leads the Consultancy team since August 2018. He works with institutional clients and partners, funders and industry to
He has worked closely with a number of different Digital Science portfolio companies over the last decade. While at the University of Cambridge, Jürgen headed up the Research Information team at the Research Strategy Office where he developed strategy and applications for the management of research information. He provided advice to all the different layers within Cambridge concerning the REF, playing an increasingly active role over the last 10 years. Jürgen pioneered the development of Cambridge’s “public face” for research expertise and research profiles for Cambridge’s academic staff. Prior to Cambridge, he worked for BASF where he managed BMBF-funded projects with universities and research centres internationally.