2011, Volume 7, Issue 2

Evaluation in science – Index Copernicus case study of multi-parametric evaluation system

Bartłomiej Jan Barczyński1, Mirosław Rek1

1Index Copernicus International S.A., Warsaw, Poland

Author for correspondence: Bartłomiej Jan Barczyński; Index Copernicus International S.A., Warsaw, Poland; email: barczynski[at]wp.pl

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The essential part of rational administration of science is the evaluation of academic and scientific institutions activity, subsidized by public funds, which should be conducted in the form of assessment of researchers and academic institutes as well as the appraisal of programs and research projects along with currently conducted academic policy and innovative strategies. It should be performed on every administrative level in a systematic, reliable and objective way in order to estimate the value of public intervention in relation to previously determined aims and criteria.In this context, Index Copernicus provides an interactive system that combines different information areas useful to academic level researchers, administration units, information providers, librarians, journal editors, scientific institutions, universities, government agencies and industry. An information-based scientific system that utilizes a web-based communication platform to provide lifelong documentation of scientific and profession achievements of the scientific communities world-wide, promote exchange of information and collaboration between the scientists, and provides a qualitative evaluation of the scientific performance.

Key words: evaluation, index copernicus, index copernicus scientists, institutions index copernicus, patent, ranking, scientometrics, virtual research groups