RISIS Newsletter #3!
 
This issue includes new research topics, outputs, and publications focusing
on the latest RISIS results,
and events involving the RISIS Community.
 
 
RISIS activity is growing faster: have fun reading! 
 
 
# RISIS (Research Infrastructure for Science and Innovation Policy Studies) is a project under Horizon 2020 programme. It gathers 18 partners aiming to transform the field of STI studies into an advanced research community.
 
# RISIS datasets cover five critical dimensions: ERA dynamics, firm innovation dynamics, public sector research, research careers and a repository on research and innovation policy evaluations.
 
# RISIS newsletter is scheduled every six months, and it is an opportunity to talk about RISIS research topics, outputs and publications focusing on RISIS's latest achievements and events involving RISIS Community.
 
Open Science in the COVID-19 era: RISIS legacy
 
 
Editorial by Emanuela Reale, CNR-IRCRES
 
Open Science is a crucial development for improving the capability of scholars, stakeholders, and civil society to access new knowledge produced, translate it into innovation, contributing to the wealth and well being of people.
COVID-19 demonstrated how important is the public and online availability of knowledge incorporated in publications, products, services. One example is that all scientific journals suddenly opened their collections on themes related to the pandemic emergency for free use, meaning that the openness is per se a good that we definitely need if we want to progress quickly toward solving a new unforeseen and dangerous issue such as a pandemic emergency.
If we need open science, we also need places, where tools and services to build new knowledge, are available, open to scholars for free use, and this in fact the main goal of research infrastructures.

RISIS is completely inscribed in the OS movement
, Thus, its major achievement in the period has been the maintenance and improvement of the datasets and the launching of a new bunch of methodological seminars and training. An effort was also devoted to the development of new services (CORTEX for semantic analysis and GATE for ontologies), but also the incorporation of KNOWMAK as a tool for visualizing data and indicators based on the core datasets existing in RISIS. This tool is open to all the users, including stakeholders and policymakers and it enables people to have fast and quick information science in Europe by topics, actors, and places.

The overall ambition for RISIS is to become a reference point of the field of science technology and innovation studies and neighboring fields, where all scholars can find resources for their research. Moreover, the RISIS ambition is to become a key means for evidence-based policymaking, where decision-makers can find indicators to position topics (both traditional and emergent ones) and actors in spaces, being aware of the geography of activities and outputs in Europe. This is indeed an ambitious but achievable goal and we are working on it.
 
RISIS Research Topics
 
 
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH:
US AND EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES
 
On Friday 29th of May, the 3rd RISIS Policymakers Session entitled "A comparison of US and European Universities: the strong relationship between revenues and excellence" took place in an online format because of the Covid-19 emergency. The conference focused on the results of a recent study published on  PlosOne, titled Scientific output scales with resources. A comparison of US and European Universities
 
ADVANCED BIBLIOMETRICS REVEALS
CANCER RESEARCH DYNAMICS
 
The 4th Policymakers Session focused on the results of a study conducted by CWTS, Leiden University entitled Revealing dynamics, structure, and societal connections. How advanced bibliometrics support science policy analyses.  The team took into consideration the example of cancer research to illustrate the potential of bibliometric data beyond the conventional use.  
 
Outputs & Activities
 
 
RISIS DATASETS TUTORIALS: RISIS CORTEXT GEOSPATIAL SERVICES
 
Geographical phenomena are by nature distributed. To deliver geographical coordinate to an address is one thing, but for the purpose of spatial analysis it is often necessary to aggregate geographical information, and associated data, on a more suitable scale. It is the case, for example, for analyzing inter-urban or regional spatial dynamics based on human activities.
 
MAPPING THE MOST IMPORTANT INNOVATIONS WORLDWIDE
 
CIB2 is a database including priority patents of the top 3992 corporate innovators worldwide (applications 2000-2015). It provides data and indicators at the firm level for the worldwide largest R&D corporate performers that represent over 90% of world corporate industrial R&D. The patents include 15.712.409 inventors. CIB2 is available on Zenodo Community Space.
 
Forthcoming EVENTS
 
 
DISCOVER RISIS RESOURCES THROUGH OUR MEETINGS
 
Don't miss the opportunity to discover more about RISIS project. Join RISIS Community! In the upcoming months, we're going to inaugurate RISIS Cafè, devoted to unstructured free discussions between scholars and users on relevant topics in the STI field. Month by month, our next activities:
 
4th September 2020 - RISIS Panel at ESOF2020, a biennial pan-European meeting created by EuroScience and dedicated to scientific research and innovation.
 
9th Settembre 2020 - RISIS RESEARCH SEMINAR, Business Model and Value Creation in Higher Education, USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana).
23rd  September 2020 - 5#Policymakers Session, Universities Classification, USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana). 
 
7th October 2020RISIS RESEARCH SEMINAR, How universities react to funding policies: the effects at performance level, CNR-IRCRES.
 
11th November 2020 - RISIS RESEARCH SEMINAR,  R&D networks and their effects on heterogeneous modes of knowledge creation: Evidence from a spatial econometric perspective, AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology).
 
3rd December 2020 - 6#Policymakers Session, Where do the world largest firms produce their technologies: a world map of their inventions, Université Gustave Eiffel.
 
9th December 2020  RISIS RESEARCH SEMINAR, Alternative data sources for bibliometric analyses: pros and cons, benefits and caveats, CWTS Leiden University.
 
Stakeholder engagement
 
 
YOUNG RESEARCHERS DEBATE
 
RISIS Research Seminars want to promote communication among scholars at a critical stage of their research on a shared topic. Seminars are dedicated to the presentation and discussion of the research ongoing work of researchers and practitioners that use RISIS datasets and cover RISIS topics. Each seminar is structured usually into two slots: presentation of the paper/research first, then virtual floor discussion.  The first is organized on 9th September by USI.
 
RISIS DATASETS AT ESOF2020
 
Trieste will be the European City of Science from 2nd to 6th of September 2020 to host the biennial pan-European meeting created by EuroScience and dedicated to scientific research and innovation. More than 150 seminars, workshops, and plenary sessions, 4500 delegates/attendees, participants from more than 80 countries, 500 among 
science communicators and journalists, international exhibitors are expected. Also, RISIS will be there with a panel.
 
RISIS Training activities
 
Training courses aim at developing skills in using the RISIS datasets and platforms, and include: Applied Courses on datasets, Methodological Courses, and Summer Schools.
No fees to be paid by European Participants, and venue of the trainees for on-site courses will be covered in case of researchers, early researchers and PhDs coming from European countries.
 
 
DATA QUALITY FOR RESEARCH AND HIGHER EDUCATION STUDIES
 
The Methodological course is organized by Sapienza University and will take place on Meet Platform from 15th to 17th of September 2020.
Deadline for application:
31th July 2020
 
APPLICATIONS OF MULTILEVEL MODELS TO RESEARCH POLICY AND HIGHER EDUCATION STUDIES
 
The Methodological course is organized by Università della Svizzera italiana and will take place on online platform on 9th and 26th of October 2020
Deadline for application: 9th of October 2020.
PANEL DATA METHODS AND APPLICATION
 
 The Methodological course is organized by Politecnico di Milano and will take place on online platform on 19-20th and 26th of November 2020.
Deadline for application: 15th of October 2020.
 
 
 
RISIS Newsletter is published under the programme n° 824091 
 
Coordinator of the project
Philippe Laredo, Université Gustave Eiffel
 
Responsible of RISIS Newsletter
Alessia Fava, CNR-IRCRES | alessia.fava@ircres.cnr.it
 
Newsletter Editorial Board
Emanuela Reale, CNR-IRCRES, Alessia Fava, CNR-IRCRES, Serena Fabrizio, CNR-IRCRES
 
Editorial Secretariat
 
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