Category Archives: Funding

How Does National Scientific Funding Support Emerging Interdisciplinary Research: A Comparison Study of Big Data Research in the US and China

How do funding agencies ramp-up their capabilities to support research in a rapidly emerging area? This paper addresses this question through a comparison of research proposals awarded by the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Natural Science Foundation … Continue reading

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Funding Data from Publication Acknowledgements: Coverage, Uses and Limitations

This article contributes to the development of methods for analysing research funding systems by exploring the robustness and comparability of emerging approaches to generate funding landscapes useful for policy making. We use a novel dataset of manually extracted and coded data on the … Continue reading

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Topic analysis and forecasting for science, technology and innovation: Methodology with a case study focusing on big data research

Highlights Data-driven clustering approach to group topics with high accuracy Similarity measure approach to trace the interaction between topics in time series Analyzing changes of TFIDF values of related topics to predict future trends Technology Roadmapping to blend historical analysis … Continue reading

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The Impact of Research Funding on Scientific Outputs: Evidence from Six Smaller European Countries

We investigate the relationships between the citation impacts of scientific papers and the sources of funding which are acknowledged as having supported those publications. We examine several relationships potentially associated with funding including first citation, total citations and the chances … Continue reading

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Upgrading the Quality of Science: Does Funding Source Matter?

Extended Abstract – MINING NOVEL DATA SOURCES session at “1st Global TechMining Conference” 2011 Author(s): Abdullah Gök and Philip Shapira (University of Manchester) This paper examines the effect of differential and multiple funding on the quality of science in the … Continue reading

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Funding Acknowledgement Analysis – An Enhanced Tool to Investigate Research Sponsorship Impacts

Extended Abstract – MINING NOVEL DATA SOURCES   session at “1st Global TechMining Conference” 2011 Author(s): Jue Wang (Florida International University) and Philip Shapira (University of Manchester) There is increasing interest in assessing how sponsored research funding influences the development and trajectory of … Continue reading

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