Q-KNOW - Relational Quality: Developing Quality through Collaborative Networks and Collaboration Portfolios - BMBF funds new ifm research project for three years

Developing the quality of science through research collaborations among research-producing organizations in Germany (1900–2020). Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds this international, interdisciplinary research project in which Dr. Achim Oberg at University of Mannheim collaborates with Professor Justin Powell from University of Luxembourg and Professor Anna Kosmützky from University of Hannover

Aim of the project

Q-KNOW comparatively and historically charts the massive expansion of science production worldwide, extending the SPHERE project (Science Production, Higher Education Research and Development, and the Knowledge Society) to address the question: How does the quality of science develop through research collaborations? Analyzing co-authored papers published in all research-producing organizations from 1900–2020, we develop a unique bibliometric dataset based on Clarivate Analytics’ Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE). We investigate how scientific publication patterns advanced according to the proportion and impact of interorganizational collaborative networks, depending on collaboration portfolios among organizations in Germany (and all partner organizations worldwide) and how these patterns are leveraged to enhance scientific quality at organizational level. The Q-KNOW project directly addresses this significant black box.



Initiativen und Portale des ifm:
Prof. Dr. Achim Oberg