Statistics & Indicators

Susanne L. Sundnes leads this research area. Statistics & Indicators has the national responsibility for production, analysis and dissemination of statistics and indicators for the overall Norwegian R&D system. Tasks includes the collection, processing, interpretation and dissemination of national of R&D statistics, the development of new or improved indicators, managing the Register of research personnel, as well as the facilitation and analysis of data from scientific publications (bibliometrics) and patenting.

The area manages several databases and registers that provide statistics on R&D resources and allows for the assessment of achievements and results of research and innovation. The area aims to contribute actively to the development of better and more relevant indicators for the purpose of designing research and innovation policy in Norway as well as internationally.

European (Eurostat) and international (OECD) cooperation on R&D statistics have high priority. The research area also contributes actively to the development of new indicators for the European Research Area (ERA) and participates many international projects, including making data available for analytical purposes and developing indicators that highlight gender issues in R&D.

  • publications
  • projects
Jun 23 2017

A Norwegian pillar in Svalbard: the development of the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)

Academic article

Journal article in Polar Record, published online March 7, 2017. Abstract: The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) is a unique institution with a history that is closely related to Norwegian policy regarding Svalbard, and to clever development of a highly specialised Arctic university ...

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Jun 15 2017

Norwegian Polar Research & Svalbard Research: Publication Analysis

Report

NIFU report 2017:6. This report presents a bibliometric analysis of Norwegian polar research and research in Svalbard and is a background report for the ongoing evaluation of the field. The analysis is carried out on the commission of the Research Council of ...

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Jan 10 2017

The relationship between training and innovation activities in enterprises

Academic article

Journal article in International Journal of Training and Development, online January 5, 2017. Abstract We examine the relationship between enterprises’ use of employee training (or education) as a method to stimulate new ideas or creativity among their staff and enterprises’ ...

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Dec 28 2016

Measuring the productivity of national R&D systems: Challenges in cross-national comparisons of R&D input and publication output indicators

Academic article

Journal Article in Science and Public Policy, 2016. Abstract. We investigate methodological problems in measuring research productivity at the national level by comparing official R&D statistics from the OECD with publication data from the Web of Science. Data from 18 countries are analysed. This paper ...

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Dec 5 2016

Swiss Research Funding: Researcher Survey for the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

NIFU report 2014:5. This report was commissioned by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and presents the results from a survey of researchers in Switzerland conducted in October 2013. The purpose of the project is to provide background information to the SNSF for the development of their ...

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Oct 3 2016

Educational R&D in Norway 2013: Resources and Results

Arbeidsnotat

NIFU Working Paper 2015:18. This working paper gives a summary of the mapping of resources and results of educational R&D in Norway in 2013. The project was funded by the Research Council of Norway, whereas this working paper is funded by the Ministry of Education and Research. This is the third ...

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Aug 10 2016

Evaluation of research in the humanities in Norway: Publication and research personnel. Statistics and analyses

Report

NIFU report 2016:14. This report provides statistics and indicators of the scholarly peer-reviewed publication output and research personnel within humanities. The report was commissioned by the Research Council of Norway and the main purpose is to provide background information to the ongoing ...

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May 18 2016

How does prolific professors influence on the citation impact of their university departments?

Academic article

Journal article in Scientometrics, vol. 107 (3) 2016. Abstract Professors and associate professors (“professors”) in full-time positions are key personnel in the scientific activity of university departments, both in conducting their own research and in their roles as project leaders ...

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Jun 23 2016

Silver lining – a study of employability and learning trajectories of Late Career Learners

Project

In this project, we intend to deepen our understanding of the relationships between lifelong learning and the employability of older adults. By carrying out both quantitative and qualitative studies, we will seek to identify the forms and trajectories of learning that are most conducive to the ...

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Dec 1 2016

Innovation policy learning from Norway in Western Balkans

Project

The overarching objective of WBinNO is to assist policy makers in the Western Balkan countries to develop and implement innovation policies by way of identifying appropriate good practices in other countries and through the analysis of their emerging innovation systems. These countries depend on the creation, transfer ...

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