This project (still under negotiation)will aim to develop an analytical framework for the mapping and assessment of research portfolios.
The notion of “research portfolio” is increasingly used by funding agencies. However, there is no clear understanding and very little research on how to define, map and assess a research portfolio. Here we aim to develop a multi-method approach to no prescription order viagra online investigate a research portfolio of a given disease. We build on evolutionary perspectives on generic viagra without prescription science dynamics, using concepts and methods from Science Technology Studies, Information Sciences and the Innovation Studies side of wow look it Evolutionary Economics.
The work plan is to sequentially investigate three case studies. For each case, we first carry out a scoping study to tentatively delineate the research on a disease. Second, we map the research lines a portfolio comprises, on the basis of publications. Third, we explore the 50 mg cialis diversity of a portfolio and viagra info the complementarities among different research lines under various analytical perspectives. Fourth, we use project databases from funding agencies in order to estimate resources associated with a given research line. Fifth, we interview stakeholders using a multi-criteria analysis tool to assess their valuation of the different research lines. This analysis produces a map of the research portfolio of a given disease, and its assessment under various criteria by stakeholders.