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Title
The Flemish performance-based research funding system : a unique variant of the Norwegian model
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Abstract
The BOF-key is the performance-based research funding system that is used in Flanders, Belgium. In this paper we describe the historical background of the system, its current design and organization, as well as its effects on the Flemish higher education landscape. The BOF-key in its current form relies on three bibliometric parameters: publications in Web of Science, citations in Web of Science, and publications in a comprehensive regional database for SSH publications. Taken together, the BOF-key forms a unique variant of the Norwegian model: while the system to a large extent relies on a commercial database, it avoids the problem of inadequate coverage of the SSH. Because the bibliometric parameters of the BOF-key are reused in other funding allocation schemes, their overall importance to the Flemish universities is substantial.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of Data and Information Science. - [S.l.]
Publication
[S.l.] : Chinese Academy of Sciences , 2018
ISSN
2096-157X
Volume/pages
3 :4 (2018) , p. 45-60
ISI
000463265500005
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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VABB-SHW
Web of Science
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Creation 11.12.2018
Last edited 17.10.2021
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