A dynamic analysis by Thomson Reuters of research input, capacity and output in the United Kingdom.

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By integrating external government and international data sources with Thomson Reuters data, this report presents a dynamic analysis of research input, capacity and output in the United Kingdom. The study finds exceptional research performance and innovation capacity. The UK spends 4% of the world’s Gross Expenditure on R&D (GERD) on 6% of the world’s researchers, who are authors on 8% of the world’s research articles and reviews published in internationally influential journals.UK research papers make up 14% of the world’s highly cited output and surpass the US in average research impact. But this performance is compromised by surprisingly low investment from the private sector, raising questions about future economic competitiveness.


“The data analyzed in this Report demonstrate two things. First, the linkage between OECD and Thomson Reuters data draws a multifaceted picture across the research process and creates a new basis of information about not just the practice but also the process of science. Second, that analysis reveals the powerful performance of the UK research base. The UK has a much greater share of publications and a very much greater share of highly cited publications than would be expected from either its financial input or its researcher capacity. The USA, with much greater capacity, shows a similar pattern of improvement in share from inputs to outcomes.”





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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: www.rsm.nl Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/694621/RMIMR-Repository/ The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/rss/694621/ Here is my other weblog on impact of research: http://www.scoop.it/t/dualimpact

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