DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and STI Policy
In 2016 and 2017 the CoE will develop and offer different accredited short courses depending on demand. We envisage such courses in at least four areas:
• Bibliometrics and scientometrics technical training
• R&D and innovation survey training
• Institutional information systems and indicators (for HEMIS planners and research managers)
• STI policy analysis and studies
These courses will include both laboratory-based, data-driven exercises and engagement with leading global scholars and practitioners. The CoE will also aim to establish (as a specific outcome) user groups in these areas that will continue to meet after completion of the training courses.