Science Policy Studies
Scientific systems have changed significantly over the last few years. On one hand, scientific expertise on issues of innovation has become increasingly important. On the other hand, there is an increasing skepticism regarding processes of self-regulation within the field. Here the connections between science and the state, as well as science and the economy, are discussed and renegotiated.
The research group inquires what effects transnational modes of production have between science and private businesses. What are the implications of this cooperation on production methods, workmanship, and the quality assessment of the research? A second focus is the variety of methods of coordination between science and science policy. These are examined as an example of evaluation procedures – an especially prominent tool of science policy. Compared internationally, how does the evaluation process, specifically between the requirements of self-regulation through peer-review and state policy, develop?
The work focuses both on the intentional and unintentional effects of the incentive and evaluation tools used in science policy.