Evaluating science and scientists: an east-west dialogue on research evaluation in post-communist Europe

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Central European University Press, 1997 - Political Science - 226 pages
The shift to a market economy in post-communist Eastern Europe has had a profound impact on science and scientists across the region, leading to reforms in research management practices and to drastic cuts in funding levels everywhere. Many countries are moving towards a system of competitive research grants awarded on the basis of peer review.The introduction of peer review is not simply a technical matter; it signifies a fundamental change in the social structure of science, enhancing professional autonomy and giving working scientists a voice in the allocation of resources. This book combines first-hand accounts of the reform process with analyses of the strengths and weaknesses of both peer review and quantitative indicators.

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Contents

The Political and Economic Context of Research Evaluation
18
SelfRegulation and Accountability
49
The Evaluation of Research Institutes in Hungary
82
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Audrey R. Chapman is director of the Science and Human Rights Program and senior associate for ethics in the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Mark S. Frankel is the director of the Scientific Freedom, Responsibility, and Law Program at American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Cave is the translator of several books from Polish.

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