Contextualising and Measuring Research Performance - CoRe

The CoRe project has the objectives of systematically exploring measures of research performance and analyzing their interconnectedness and their relation to contextual determinants such as research funding, regulatory regimes and specific

policy instruments, and research management. The research initiative has have three main features: first, it will combine a rich variety of high quality data to develop and analyze robust and composite measures of the political and institutional context for research, or what might be called the ‘input’ side, and of research performance and impact, or the ‘output /

outcome’ side; secondly, it will employ a dynamic perspective; and thirdly, it will combine qualitative analyses and appropriate, state of the art quantitative methods within bibliometrics, econometrics and other relevant statistical tools. Analyses will be undertaken at different levels of aggregation, both individually and combined using ‘multi-level modeling’.