Sciencetometry Unit

Research areas
  • Physical Sciences

Dr. Fatima Ana Pastor Ruiz Phone: 94 601 5108 e-mail: Dr. Maria Jose Rodriguez Tojo Phone: 94 601 3175 e-mail:

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The importance that research, technological development and innovation activities (R&D+i) have acquired requires assessment actions to ensure that the efforts made in producing and exploiting knowledge may help society's needs and interests and reinvest in it effectively and efficiently. The Sciencetometry unit forms part of the Advanced Research Facilities (SGIker) as a monitoring and assessment mechanism for research and technological innovation policies. Its activity is characterized by incorporating assessment management both into human, technological and material resources, and into the results of R&D+i activities carried out by the different SGIker or in those in which they have taken part, in order to encourage their valuation and transfer. Such activity forms part of the current trend of introducing governance as an efficient method for managing knowledge and technology and its transformation into innovation, within the scope of university research. Only by monitoring and controlling activities and results is it possible to detect the deficits and needs existing in the system, and thus help to improve R&D+i policies.


The activities carried out by these units focus on support for the generation and interpretation of data and results, for decision-making and on lending support to the creation and management of tools that facilitate the management and governance of R&D activities. Support for Management Availability of relevant data and indicators for decision-making. Centralization of measurement activities for carrying out new development plans in order to encourage strategic reflections. Identification of management processes and standardization of protocols and acting and operational procedures. Exploitation of scientific production repositories. Implementation of quality control procedures and processes in accordance with standards that can be certified and assessed externally, such as the ISO 9001 standard or the EFQM model. Support for technological problems and research groups Value generation via management tools pertaining to research quality. Establishment of general lines of collaboration and relations with business centres in order to provide back-up and support for their activities. Support for R&D units from the business fabric Advice in the area of product and process innovation, in addition to the viability of projects during their germination, development and exploitation phases. Contribution of ideas and analysis of variables in interpreting the different R&D indicators. Extraction of new technological transfer indicators.


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