The efficacy of research in complex democracies

Which research contribution is of importance, and what is its effect?
How to assess scholarly research?

Multidisciplinary collaboration among climate scientists, based on coauthorships. Colors display disciplinary backgrounds, distances indicate frequencies of mutual relations, and size of vertice represents collaborative variety

Fitting assessments


My mission is to show the efforts and effects of research in openness and honesty. It is about research by universities, departments, public research institutes. Increasingly, they are expected to be effective, both scholarly and in society, in ever more complex networks.


True research

My expertise comes with a broad range of methods and techniques, allowing me to offer a clear and in depth view of the quality and relevance of research. This is not to assess your research, but to amplify and enhance any self-evaluation or assessment with true and self-critical narratives.

Quality indicators for the Humanities

Account, don’t count

Contextual Response Analysis

Analyses for PBL, CPB, SCP, ZonMw and the Health Council

Open Access and books (and other outcomes…)

The societal relevance of scholarly work

Developing Evaluative Inquiry with CWTS

Recently, I work with CWTS in developing Evaluative Inquires. This is a multidisciplinary approach for formative research assessments, a combination of interviews with researchers and stakeholders, and text- and quantitative analyses such as the Contextual Response Analysis.