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In the present study we propose a solution for a common problem in<br />benchmarking tasks at institutional level. The usage of bibliometric<br />indicators, even after standardisation, cannot disguise that comparing<br />institutes remains often like comparing apples with pears. We developed<br />a model to assign institutes to one of 8 different groups based on<br />their research profile. Each group has a different focus: 1. Biology,<br />2. Agricultural Sciences, 3. Multidisciplinary, 4. Geo & Space Sciences,<br />5. Technical and natural Sciences, 6. Chemistry, 7. General and Research<br />Medicine, 8. Specialised Medicine. Two applications of this methodology<br />are described. In the first application we compare the composition<br />of clusters at national level with the national research profiles.<br />This gives a deeper insight in the national research landscape. In<br />a second application we look at the dynamics of institutes by comparing<br />their subject clustering at two different points in time. © 2007<br />Springer Science+Business Media B.V.




Thijs, B. . c, & Glänzel, W. . b. (2008). A structural analysis of publication profiles for the classification of European research institutes. Scientometrics, 74(2), 223–236. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11192-008-0214-0

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