Research and around


Are there women in electrochemistry?

I was recently visiting a workshop on surface modification (SMCBS) that is organised every other year by people from our institute. Looking around the room I realised that the audience was about half men and half women.* However, despite the almost equal representation of genders among the conference participants most of the speakers […]


Bibliometrics

In the latest issue of Nature a group of researchers published what they call “The Leiden Manifesto” for how to evaluate research using a mixture of bibliometric and qualitative data. They don’t say that bibliometric evaluation should be abolished completely, when used properly such data can reveal very interesting information […]