Projects / Programmes source: ARIS

Evaluation of the research groups in the field of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food industry in Slovenia and in comparable countries

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.13.00  Social sciences  Information science and librarianship   

Code Science Field
H100  Humanities  Documentation, information, library science, archivistics 

Code Science Field
5.08  Social Sciences  Media and communications 
Bibliometric indicators, research results, knowledge transfer, comparative analysis
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (16)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  08784  PhD Tomaž Bartol  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2014 - 2016  279 
2.  09565  PhD Borut Bohanec  Biotechnology  Researcher  2014 - 2016  592 
3.  05735  PhD Majda Černič Istenič  Sociology  Researcher  2014 - 2016  418 
4.  33373  Doris Dekleva Smrekar  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2014 - 2016  48 
5.  11253  PhD Jurij Diaci  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2014 - 2016  716 
6.  19106  PhD Miha Humar  Forestry, wood and paper technology  Researcher  2014 - 2016  1,302 
7.  06594  PhD Primož Južnič  Information science and librarianship  Head  2014 - 2016  548 
8.  30667  Mihaela Kosančič    Technical associate  2014 - 2016 
9.  10201  PhD Borut Likar  Economics  Researcher  2014 - 2016  797 
10.  30411  Miro Pušnik  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2014 - 2016  105 
11.  34292  Gregor Ramovš    Technical associate  2014 
12.  30838  PhD Marko Ropret  Economics  Researcher  2014  83 
13.  33119  Barbara Rugelj  Human reproduction  Technical associate  2014 - 2015 
14.  20500  PhD Karmen Stopar  Plant production  Technical associate  2014 - 2016  114 
15.  32172  PhD Peter Štrukelj  Administrative and organisational sciences  Researcher  2015 - 2016  89 
16.  19614  PhD Polona Vilar  Information science and librarianship  Researcher  2014 - 2016  286 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  66,539 
2.  7097  University of Primorska, Faculty of management  Koper  1810014002  10,094 
Scientists adapt to changing rules that follow decisions about the progress and objectives of the research work and projects and are tied to funding by Research agencies. If research agencies are deeply rooted as intermediaries, every decision they take can have a similar effect as a direct change in the funding system. Researchers and their organ­isations are highly able to adapt their behaviour and organi­sation to new external requirements in ways that do not affect their pattern of activity, quality of research activities.   Therefore, it is important to find a mechanism that would allow a correct assessment of the quality and excellence of scientific research, but at the same time to take into account the characteristics of the individual sciences or scientific field . These mechanisms can be found in a variety of ways. Studies can compare them by using different scientometric, bibliometric and informetric indicators. Alternatively also an international comparison can be done, which compare nationa research groups with the research group within the same research areas in comparable countries.   Three methods will be used in this project: 1 With the bibliometric indicators information on the research achievements in the field of biotechnology in comparable countries of the European Union, will be obtained. 2 Overview of the current system of selection of reviewers of projects in the field of biotechnology and comparison with other disciplines will be done. 3 Analysis in the form of survey of information behavior and use of information resources by researchers.   Based on these analyzes draft recommendations will be prepared for the creation of additional / more appropriate criteria and method of assessing excellence, quality research projects and transfer into practice. It would also be the basis for a plan of action for the future development of research in the field of biotechnology in Slovenia.
Significance for science
In our project, we wanted to gain a better insight into the published results of the research field of agriculture, with a focus on research groups that operate in these areas. Research groups are not strictly linked to the institution, but linking researchers, their research work represent a joint publication. These institutions range from large colleges on the one hand, and small and specialized research institutes on the other. Such differences can in principle hinder comparison. It is one of the major methodological quandaries in bibliometrical and wider scientometrical research. Our results showed the example of Slovenia, how information on the publication of research publications can be appropriatly classified and analyzed.
Significance for the country
Although agriculture is well established and important field of science, existing classifications outside its scope and current records do not reflect the overall number of aspects of activities in this field. Widely used classification systems and its generic category can therefore be part of agriculture at a disadvantage in the evaluation and comparison of research results if it is based solely on scientific fields. It is not a specific problem of Slovenia, similar results were also obtained by other researchers. Our study confirmed this hypothesis, but unlike other researchers, a comprehensive national population, ie all researchers working within the country. Therefore, the results published in the most prominent journal in the field of bibliometrics Scientometrics, as the results are important for the entire area, which is based on such classifications by the scientific sections and subsections. Project results are also of interest to improve the current expert system SRA. Thus, in a single SICRIS as well as in the selection of reviewers. The current system of funding research, evaluation of its achievements and the transfer of results into practice, the economy and the social environment is well established and supported information. To a large extent it is also transparent, which means that it s possible to tightly monitored and evaluated. Project results allow such evaluation in selected scientific areas.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2015, final report
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2015, final report
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