Public sector consultancy

The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy was established as a governmental research agency under the auspices of the Ministry for Research in 1997, but was in 2004 merged into Aarhus University. The Centre has continued to provide research-based evidence and advice to public sector organisations, including research councils, ministries, parliaments, and supranational institutions such as the European Union. Increasingly, evaluations and analyses of research activities and their impact are also commissioned by organisations in the private sector, including non-profit research foundations.

A selection of recent commissioned studies carried out by the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy is listed below. For more information about the centre’s services to public and private sector organisations, please contact centre director Carter Bloch or associate professor Ebbe Krogh Graversen.

Research funding evaluation

DEA Competitive funding

On behalf of DEA, CFA carries out a study of research funding with a specific emphasis on the balance between concentration and diversity. Based on a literature review and a theoretical discussion of competition in science the study will empirically examine the concentration of external research funding at the level of individual/research groups as well as at the level of fields and specialties. The project aims to improve our general knowledge of the consequences of increased use of competitive funding mechanisms. From this outset the project will initiate and inform both general and specific science policy discussions regarding funding mechanisms and priority setting.     
Project leader: Kaare Aagaard
Project participants: Jesper W. Schneider, Carter Bloch, Jens Peter Andersen, Alexander Kladakis
Project period: 2019

Effects of participation in EU framework programmes for research

In September 2015, the Danish Agency for Research and Innovation published a report describing the effect of the Danish participation in EU’s sixth and seventh framework programme for Research (FP6 and FP7). The report consists of several analyses, among others a bibliometric analysis on the impact of Danish scientific publications linked to projects financed by FP6 and FP7. The bibliometric analysis was carried out by the Danish Center for Studies in Research and Research Policy.

Commissioned by: The Danish Agency for Research and Innovation

Report: Effects of participation in EU framework programmes for research and technological development – for researchers, institutions and private companies in Denmark

Bibliometric analysis: Technical Annex 1: Bibliometric analyses of publications from Danish PIs linked to EU Framework Programs 6 and 7

Publication date: 9. September 2015

Read the Danish Agency for Research and Innovation's press release (09.09.15).

Evaluation of the Danish Council for Independent Research

In October 2014, The Danish Agency for Research and Innovation published an evaluation of the Danish Council for Independent Research. The evaluation is among other things based on a bibliometric analysis of the scientific articles linked to grants from the Danish Council for Independent Research in the period from 2005 to 2008. The bibliometric analysis was carried out by the Danish Center for Studies in Research and Research Policy.

Commissioned by: The Danish Agency for Research and Innovation

Evaluation report: Evaluation of the Danish Council for Independent Research

Bibliometric analysis: Analyses of the scholarly and scientific output from grants funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research from 2005 to 2008

Publication date: 21. October 2014

Read the Danish Agency for Research and Innovation's press release (21.10.14).

Evaluation of the Norwegian publishing indicator

On behalf of Universities Norway (UHR), the Danish Center for Studies in Research and Research Policy during the fall of 2013 carried out an evaluation of the Norwegian Publication Indicator. The main aim of the evaluation was to examine if the purpose of the Publication Indicator, which was introduced to the Norwegian universities in 2006, has been met: Does the indicator spur more research and research of a higher quality?

Commissioned by: Universities Norway (Universitets- og høgskolerådet)

Evaluation report: Evaluering af den norske publiceringsindikator; Evaluation of the Norwegian Publication Indicator - English Summary

Publication date: 16. January 2014

Evaluation of The Danish National Research Foundation

In December 2013, the Danish Agency for Research and Innovation published an evaluation of the Danish National Research Foundation. The evaluation is among other things based on a bibliometric analysis of publications from Centers of Excellence under the Danish National Research Foundation. The bibliometric analysis was carried out by Jesper W. Schneider from the Danish Center for Studies in Research and Research Policy and Rodrigo Costas from Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University.

Commissioned by: The Danish Agency for Research and Innovation

Evaluation report: Evaluation of The Danish National Research Foundation

Bibliometric analysis: Bibliometric analyses of publications from Centres of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation

Publication date: 16. December 2013

Read the Danish Agency for Research and Innovation's press release (16.12.13).

Gender and research in the Danish Independent Research Council

In March 2013, the Danish Agency for Research and Innovation published the report "Gender and research in The Danish Independent Research Council”. The report presents an overview of the central topics and relevant data material regarding the gender distribution in the Danish research landscape and furthermore looks closer at the gender aspect of the Danish Independent Research Council’s practice. On behalf of the Danish Independent Research Council, the report and the associated collection of tables were carried out by the Danish Center for Studies in Research and Research Policy.

Commissioned By: The Danish Independent Research Council

Report and collection of tables: Køn og forskning i Det Frie Forskningsråd

Publication date: 13. March 2013

The report was published in connection wiith the Danish Independent Research Council's research conference "Gender, research and excellence" the 14th of March 2013. Read more about the conference by clicking here.

Evaluation of the support of the Danish Independent Research Council for research projects

In October 2011, the Danish Agency for Research and Innovation published the report "Evaluation of the instrument ‘research projects’ in the Danish Independent Research Council”. The report documents the effects of grants from the Danish Independent Research Council on research, researchers and research environments in the period from 2001 to 2009. On behalf of the Danish Agency for Research and Innovation, the evaluation was carried out by the Danish Center for Studies in Research and Research Policy.

Commissioned by: the Danish Agency for Research and Innovation

Evaluation reports: Evaluering af virkemidlet "forskningsprojekter" i Det Frie Forskningsråd

Publication date: 27. October 2011

Read the Danish Agency for Research and Innovation's press release (27.10.11).

Research mapping and networks

Evaluation of International Network Programme

Evaluation of research funding instrument 'Internationalt Netværksprogram' [International Network Programme], including interviews with key stakeholders and grant recipients, survey of grant recipients, and biblometric analysis of publication output from grant recipients and PIs of rejected proposals.
Project leader: Ebbe K. Graversen
Project participants:  Evanthia K. Schmidt, Carter Bloch, Thomas Ryan, Andreas Kjær, Niels Mejlgaard
Project period: 2015-2016

Greenland Research Activities and Actors

Analysis of research activities and research participants in Greenland:

The purpose of the analysis is to create an overview of:

  • Research participants (e.g. researchers, research institutes and other authorities) operating in Greenland.
  • Where these participants are operating in Greenland.
  • Within which primary fields of study research is conducted
  • The average number of days researcher participants spend in Greenland annually, and
  • National and international research collaborators in Greenland

Project leader: Ebbe K. Graversen   
Project participant: Asger Dalsgaard Pedersen
Project period: 2017-2018

Mapping of Danish research in Research and Innovation

På opdrag af Styrelsen for Forskning og Innovation har Dansk Center for Forskningsanalyse fra december 2013 til september 2014 gennemført en undersøgelse med det formål at kortlægge forskningsfeltet ”Forskning og innovation”. Undersøgelsen omfatter to surveys, hhv. for forskere og institutledere, interviews med nøglepersoner samt en bibliometrisk analyse af forskningsfeltet. Resultaterne af undersøgelsen præsenteres i rapporten ”Mapping Danish Research on Research and Innovation”.

Commissioned by: Styrelsen for Forskning og Innovation

Report: Mapping Danish Research on Research and Innovation

Publication date: 18. februar 2015
 

Kortlægning af dansk social- og velfærdsforskning (Mapping of Danish social- and welfareresearch)

Social- og Integrationsministeriet og Uddannelsesministeriet har i november 2012 udgivet en rapport, der kortlægger dansk social- og velfærdsforsknings omfang, videnspredning og samarbejde med den omgivende sociale sektor. Kortlægningen er baseret på fire delundersøgelser, der er gennemført af Dansk Center for Forskningsanalyse. Udgivelsen består af en hovedrapport og en delrapport, der indeholder uddybende beskrivelser af delundersøgelsernes metoder og resultater.

Rekvirent: Social- og Integrationsministeriet og Uddannelsesministeriet

Rapporter: Kortlægning af dansk social- og velfærdsforskning

Publiceringsdato: 23. november 2012

Læs Uddannelsesministeriets pressemeddelelse (23.11.12).

Collaboration, higher education and careers

Beskæftigelsesundersøgelsen 2016-2017 (Employment Survey 2016-2017)

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Project leader: Ebbe K. Graversen   
Project participants: Allan Rye Lyngs, Jane F. Irming, 
Emil Bargmann Madsen

Co-Location

Based on Aarhus University 3 main cases and a number of subcases are selected for a pilot study of co-location activities (Kathrinebjerg, Aarhus Food Park, ISA as main cases). The pilot study collect information about the scope, nature and variety of knowledge transfer projects via co-location. The pilot study examine the advantages and disadvantages, opportunities and pitfalls for co-location projects, as the parties involved experience them.
Project leader: Mads P. Sørensen
Project participants: Allan Rye Lund, Thomas Kjeldager Ryan, Carter Bloch   
 

Analyse af to svenske universitets- og högskolereformer (Analysis of Swedish reforms on university- and folk schools)

Sveriges Riksdag vedtog i 2010 to reformer af det svenske system for videregående uddannelse, en autonomireform og en kvalitetsreform. På opdrag af Sveriges Riksdags Utbildningsutskott gennemfører Dansk Center for Forskningsanalyse i perioden fra medio 2013 til starten af 2016 et opfølgningsprojekt om implementering og effekter af de to reformer. Riksdagens Utbildningsutskott har i april 2015 offentliggjort opfølgningsprojektets hovedrapport, der sammenfatter hovedresultaterne af projektets fire delundersøgelser. Resultaterne af de enkelte delundersøgelser er offentliggjort i separate delrapporter. Den ene af delundersøgelserne, den casestudiebaserede undersøgelse, er opdelt i to faser, hvoraf den første er gennemført i 2014, og den anden fase gennemføres i slutningen af 2015 og afrapporteres i foråret 2016.

Rekvirent: Utbildningsutskottet, Sveriges Riksdag

Projektperiode: 2013-2016

Hovedrapport: Autonomi och kvalitet - ett uppföljningsprojekt om implementering och effekter av två högskolereformer i Sverige. Huvudrapport (15.04.15)

Delrapporter:

Evaluering af postdocfinansiering i Det Frie Forskningsråd (Evaluation of post doc funding in the Danish Independent Research Council)

Dansk Center for Forskningsanalyse gennemførte i 2012 på opdrag af bestyrelsen for Det Frie Forskningsråd (DFF) og Styrelsen for Forskning og Innovation en evaluering af rådets finansiering af postdocforløb, både individuelt finansierede postdocstipendier og postdocstillinger, som er indlejret i andre typer bevillinger, i perioden fra 2001 til 2009. Perioden dækker både aktiviteter for de seks statslige forskningsråd indtil 2004 og de fem faglige forskningsråd samlet under DFF fra 2004.

Rekvirent: Bestyrelsen for Det Frie Forskningsråd og Styrelsen for Forskning og Innovation

Evalueringsrapport: Evaluering af postdocfinansiering i Det Frie Forskningsråd

Publiceringsdato: 19. december 2012

Læs Styrelsen for Forskning og Innovations pressemeddelelse (19.12.12).

Undersøgelse af arbejdsvilkår ved de tidligere og nuværende sektorforskningsinstitutioner (Study of working conditions at previous and current governmental research institutions)

Dansk Center for Forskningsanalyse gennemførte fra november 2011 til januar 2012 en survey-undersøgelse blandt ansatte ved de tidligere og nuværende sektorforskningsinstitutioner. Undersøgelsens afsæt var et ønske om at belyse medarbejdereffekterne af fusionen i 2007 mellem sektorforskningsinstitutioner og universiteter, hvordan de ansatte har oplevet fusionsprocessen, samt hvordan den efterfølgende har påvirket deres arbejdsvilkår og karrierevalg.

Rekvirent: Dansk Magisterforening

Rapport: Arbejdsvilkår ved de tidligere og nuværende sektorforskningsinstitutioner

Tabelsamling: Arbejdsvilkår ved de tidligere og nuværende sektorforskningsinstitutioner - Tabelsamling

Spørgeskema: Arbejdsvilkår ved de tidligere og nuværende sektorforskningsinstitutioner - Spørgeskema

Publiceringsdato: 23. marts 2012

Aarhus Universitets beskæftigelsesundersøgelser (Aarhus University's employment survey)

Siden 2010 har Dansk Center for Forskningsanalyse på opdrag af AU Studier gennemført Aarhus Universitets beskæftigelsesundersøgelser. AU’s årlige beskæftigelsesundersøgelser omfatter professionsbachelorer, bachelorer, kandidater og ph.d.er henholdsvis et og fem år efter deres uddannelsesafslutning på AU. Fra 2012 er det kun bacheloruddannelser, hvor en stor del af dimittenderne af forskellige årsager ikke fortsætter på en kandidatuddannelse på AU, der er omfattet af undersøgelsen blandt bachelorer. Ud over de årlige beskæftigelsesundersøgelser blev der i 2012 gennemført en beskæftigelsesundersøgelse for masterdimittender fra AU.

Rekvirent: AU Studier, Aarhus Universitet

Publikationer: Aarhus Universitets beskæftigelsesundersøgelser

Evaluering af forskningsrådenes støtte til fremme af karriere (Evaluation of the research councils support for career advancement)

Dansk Center for Forskningsanalyse gennemførte i 2009 på opdrag af Forsknings- og Innovationsstyrelsen en evaluering af forskningsrådssystemets virkemidler (støtteformer) til karrierefremme udmøntet i indsatser rettet mod henholdsvis forskere, der er i begyndelsen af deres karriereforløb, og kvindelige forskere i perioden 2001-2008 samt programmet "Female Researchers in Joint Action" (FREJA) fra 1998.

Rekvirent: Forsknings- og Innovationsstyrelsen

Evalueringsrapporter: Forskningsrådenes virkemidler til fremme af karriere

Publiceringsdato: 23. marts 2010