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The Netherlands

The Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) is an interdisciplinary research institute at Leiden University that studies scientific research and its connections to technology, innovation, and society. Our research, bibliometric and scientometric tools, and evaluation expertise provide a solid basis for supporting research assessment and strategic decision-making and for developing science policy. As a leading research, consulting, and training center, CWTS is dedicated to increasing our understanding of scientific quality, societal impact, and other related concepts. 

Contact persons

Ludo Waltman
Andrew Hoffman

Role in the project

CWTS, in collaboration with SURF, contributes to the National Pilot for the Netherlands (WP4) and is involved in the establishment of training and integrated competence centre about the three pillars of the project (WP5).