2.5. Regional scientific production profile (AUTH)

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  • #9865


    Comments on Regional Scientific Profile

  • #9889


    Comments from Scottish Pilot:

    – Not user friendly as you need to login to a second platform
    – Vast majority of users will not have access to Scopus – need to have an organisational subscription and have login details for this

  • #10057


    – The application requires data downloaded from Scopus. This service is not accessible for the general public, it is mostly subscribed to by institutions. Apart from academia and specialised analysts, no other stakeholder group is likely to be able to use it. This alone renders the relevance and necessity of this application highly questionable.
    – Improvements could be made by including freely and widely accessible scientific production databases, such as PubMed for the biomedical field. It must be considered however that there seems to be no online scientific database that is cross-disciplinary and freely available. From a practical point of view, Google Scholar could be useful but unfortunately the service has no API and as such, the database cannot be crawled and scraped easily.

    – Could not test.

    – Only for those with access to Scopus (which essentially means academics or specialised consultants among RIS3 stakeholders). It is not clear why these specialist users would chose to carry out the analysis via the platform unless it can be combined with the output of analysis apps and methods.

  • #10164


    • To use the application, the assumption is that the regional government is working in partnership with at least one institution who has access to Scopus and has the right do freely distribute the data to external parties. This can be seen as a serious limitation that can compromise the use of the application.
    • Add a new additional level of processing able to exploit the data in a different and more sophisticated way would be useful to get around copyright issues and limitation imposed by licence agreements. This would also help to personalise the app for Online S3 users and generate customized material that does not only reproduce what Scopus can already offer.
    • The visualisation process can be improved by modifying the style of the graphs, which is too similar to Scopus’.

  • #10495


    Provide more info about the ‘Scopus’ because it does not provide easy access to certain data. One idea is to provide test data extracted from Scopus about the region in question.
    • Put an icon redirecting to Scopus on each page of the app
    • Subdivision between Subject/Affiliation/Annual makes the app complex while any type of file can be uploaded under all of those subdivisions e.g. using the test data I could upload the “greece-subjects.cvs” set of data under “Subject area Analysis” and under “Affiliation
    analysis” (see figure 4 below).
    • When uploading set of data in one section of the app, the charts and documents disappear if user goes on another page of the app and user forgets to export them.
    – Remaining problem with the scopus prelink.
    – Probably relevant for academia
    Overall Appearance & User-friendliness
    – The appearance of the guide is nice; although quite long and can de-motivate stakeholders to test this app.
    – I’m already lost at step 1; can’t get access to Scopus (see print screen)
    – Login is required, so at the point it is not useful for stakeholders
    – If I click on ‘Sources’ a different screen appears than in the guide (see print screen)
    – The guide is really nice, although long

  • #10581



    • The first paragraph of the about page is misleading because it tends to rise expectations that can not be meet using the application and the data it provides. We thank we have the following issues: 1) the narrative implies the user will be able to process benchmarking activities for comparing performances, which is not the case, as we are talking about outlining regional profiles as a case-by-case implementation process; 2) the use of “scientific performance” is not correct because this performance cannot be capture only by using peer-reviewed publications. As a solution, we propose to cut the first paragraph and include a sentence in the second paragraph which explains why the analysis is necessary in relation to RIS3, what value it generates, why it should be conducted. Bearing in mind that the data acquired is only a part of the picture related to a regional scientific profile/performance;
    • Some practical examples on how to use the profile would be very welcomed due to the complexity of the topic. this would help users clarify the extent of this application;
    • It would be useful to inform the user on how to structure the spreadsheet that is required to process the analysis (ex. tutorial).

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