Reports & other publications, useful links
- The European Certificate in Research Management workshops (EARMA)
- Center for Science and Research Management (Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement e.V., ZWM) in Speyer, Germany, adopts and focusses on needs and challenges of the science and research system. It implements training programs and promotes a web platform and network for science and research managers. It offers/ maintains:
- Master studies “Science and Research Management” (in German) can be completed while in employment and lead to the Master degree of Public Administration (M.P.A.).
- WIM’O: wissenschaftsmanagement-online platform (in German), established in 2018 with support of the Helmholtz Association and offers information, career and networking platform in science management
- Courses, workshops and seminars
- TU Berlin Science Management, M.Sc. (in German): continuing education master’s program Science Management/Science Marketing teaches the skills of science management, marketing, and communication
- Book (in English): Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI, 2nd edition, 2016. This book is available for free as a downloadable PDF document(s).
- Addendum: Writing a Letter of Recommendation
- Article (in German): Janson, Kerstin (2020): Netzwerke im Wissenschafts- und Hochschulmanagement – KaWuM (Karrierewege und Qualifikationsanforderungen im Wissenschafts- und Hochschul-Management): Lessons learnt. Artikel auf Wissenschaftsmanagement Online (eingestellt am 11.1.2021)
Internationalization/ University Rankings
- Guidance for universities: “Managing risks in Internationalisation: Security related issues”, 2020. Universities UK (UUK) published detailed guidance for institutions on the considerations and measures they should take to guard against hostile interference and promote academic freedom.
- (in German): “Keine roten Linien: Wissenschaftskooperationen unter komplexen Rahmenbedingungen“, DAAD, 2020. Guidelines for German HEIs on how to evaluate the opportunities and risks of academic cooperation under difficult circumstances (general security situation, the rule of law, political influence on the scientific community or the freedom of research and teaching, etc.) and thus enable balanced decisions.
- Checklist for Collaboration with Chinese Universities and Other Research Institutions. The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) has worked in close cooperation with the Leiden Asia Centre (LAC) on an extensive study mapping the risks and challenges of academic and research collaboration with Chinese partners, 2019
- U21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems, 2020
- Rankings Data: White paper “5 steps to a more accurate reflection of your university”, Elsevier, 2018
- eBook (download): Understanding the roles of Scopus and SciVal in university rankings. This eBook explains the role both Scopus and SciVal play in the methodologies used by Times Higher Education (THE) and QS World University Rankings. Further, it discusses how analyzing the research information and publication and citation data points implemented by ranking organizations can support planning and strategic decision-making, showcasing expertise and understanding research outcomes.
- “Internationalisation in Higher Education for Society (IHES): concept, current research and examples of good practice“, DAAD Study, 2020
- Indicators of Internationalisation for Research Institutions: a new approach. A report by the ESF Member Organisation Forum on Evaluation: Indicators of Internationalisation, European Science Foundation, 2012
Technology Transfer (TT)
TT Training: PraxisUnico courses (UK)
- Commercialisation: Bridging the University-Industry Gap (Citi-REDI, University of Birmingham, UK, Oct. 2019). This is a research briefing drawing on a project that investigates the rate of spinout creation from UK universities, picking up on the long-held opinion that the UK lags behind the USA in this area.
- University Knowledge Exchange (KE) Framework: good practice in technology transfer (McMillan Report, UK, 2016). For this a group of university experts reviewed good practice in TT, as one aspect to the university knowledge exchange framework. It stresses that TT is just one route to impact, and universities should take the route appropriate to the specific technology in any particular case.
- UK University Technology Transfer: behind the headlines, by Claire Brady, Russ Cummings, Tony Hickson, Tom Hockaday, Linda Naylor, Tony Raven, Clive Rowland, Cengiz Tarhan, 2015. The Technology Transfer Offices (TTOs) of Edinburgh, Imperial, Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester and UCL have collaborated to produce this briefing paper, in which they explain the role and achievements of TTOs, and answer some FAQs.
- Practical Guide to Key Issues in Managing Technology Transfer Agreements, PraxisUnico, UK, 2006. This UNICO Practical Guide covers a selection of topics, from the initial ‘due diligence’ that is done prior to the decision to engage in TT activities, through to the monitoring of a licensee’s performance under, and the termination of, the TT agreement.
- Practical Guide to Spin-Outs, PraxisUnico, UK, 2006
- Lambert Review of Business-University Collaboration, Final Report, UK, HM Treasury, 2003
- Guidelines on Cost Estimation of Research Infrastructures, 2019, EU. This study is developed in the framework of the StR-ESFRI project (Support to Reinforce the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures)
- Report of the Group of Senior Officials on global research infrastructures, 2017. This progress report also includes a list of research infrastructures of global interest
- Netzwerk Wissenschaftsmanagement! e.V. (since 2010). The network engages in the professionalization and public recognition of young experts working in the field of science management at universities and non-university research institutions. It provides a platform for networking, organizes a large annual convention, and co-operates with a wide range of individual as well as institutional partners.
- GfHf – Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung and HoFoNa – Hochschulforschungsnachwuchs, aimed at students, doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers as well as academic staff and university professionals or administrators who work, research or are interested in the field of higher education research.
- FORTRAMA – Das Netzwerk Forschungs- und Transfermanagement e.V.
- HIS-HE – The HIS Institute for Higher Education Development. The members of the HIS Institute for Higher Education Development are the federal states of the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the ministerial administration responsible for the affairs of higher education institutions.
DZHW – The German Center for Higher Education and Science Research. It carries out application-oriented empirical research in the field of higher education and the science system (see publications). It sees itself as a partner and service-provider for the world of science and scientific policy. Its research is theory-based and practice-related. The DZHW contributes its research findings to academic discourse; it is part of the scientific community. The data and analyses produced by the DZHW also support policy-makers, higher education institutions and educational management in shaping higher education in Germany and Europe. It provides important information for comprehensive, sustainable, evidence-based higher educational and educational policy.