This Spanish research group belongs to CINDOC-CSIC and they are current researching into:
Design & development of a virtual observatory with web sites included in the world academic cyberspace.
Build web indicators will describe the academic systems in the WWW.
Research in the field of the techniques used in extracting web data.
Periodical evaluation of search engines, crawlers and other retrieval software used in Internet.
Cybermetrics is both an Electronic-only Journal and a Virtual Forum devoted to the study of the quantitative analysis of scholarly and scientific communications in the Internet. It is open to world-wide researchers to publish and discuss their findings. Internet offers them new and increased capabilities to distribute their results to a greater audience.
Nian Cai Liu (ARWU), Isidro Aguillo (Webometrics), Ben Sowter (THE)
Editors of the most famous World university Ranking. The ranking takes account of the quality of education, the quality of faculty, the research output and the size of the institutions.
The only (British) private company editing World Rankings. The THE-QS World University Rankings is mostly based on surveys, but it also take into account bibliometric performance.
Don F. Westerheijden (CHEPS), Isidro Aguillo (Cybermetrics Lab), Ru-rong Hsiao (HEEACT), Angela Yung chi Hou (FuJen University)
The Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities is only based on bibliometric data (number of papers, citations, recency, h-index) extracted from ISI-Thomsom databases.
The CHE publishes a number of different rankings: The CHE University Ranking covers Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands; the CHE Excellence Ranking refers to selected subjects and universities on a broad European level. And, CHE is also working on a feasibility-study for a new global ranking (U-Multirank).
The main provider of scientific databases, including those based on citation analysis and others useful for building indicators is offering a lot of free access resources:
An Information Science research group developing software and methodologies to exploit internet-based data sources for social sciences research. Team leader: Mike Thelwall
The Society aims to encourage communication and exchange of professional information in the field of scientometrics and informetrics, to improve standards, theory and practice in all areas of the discipline, to stimulate research, education and training, and to enhance the public perception of the discipline.
Social Capital Gateway is a personal, non profit, initiative. It is not funded neither by academic nor by private for profit institutions. Its primary goals are to providing useful resources for researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners interested in the study of social capital and other related topics, like poverty and development, and to promote discussion and ideas exchange on these topics.
The University of Groningen Ranking is intended to provide insight in which universities have a significant output in a number of scientific fields and have a Citation per Paper ratio that is well above the world average.
A ranking of the most significant degree-granting undergraduate online colleges that operate in the USA, including webometric criteria.
Global interdisciplinary research network for the study of all aspects of collaboration in science and in technology.
Network leader: Hildrun Kretschmer
Steunpunt O&O Statistieken develops a consistent system of R&D and Innovation (RD&I) indicators for the Flemish government. This indicator system has to assist the Flemish government in mapping and monitoring the RD&I efforts in the Flemish region.
Group leader: Wolfgang Glänzel
Royal School of Library and Information Science. Copenhagen. Denmark.
Team leader: Peter Ingwersen
The CWTS specializes in advanced quantitative analysis of science and technology performance and the cognitive and organizational structure of science and technology.
Challenges in Ranking of Universities. Anthony FJ Raan, 2005
Investigating Internet-Based Politics with E-Research Tools. Focused on Korea, part of the YeungNam University. Blog.
Group Leader: Han Woo Park
The Research Evaluation and Policy Project (REPP) is Australia's leading centre for the systematic evaluation and mapping of research across all fields of scholarship.
The mission of OST is to produce quantitative indicators on research, development and innovation (RDI) systems for actors and decision makers in this field and to provide institutional and comparative studies for France relative to Europe and the world.
Observatoire des sciences et des technologies (OST) is an organization devoted to the measurement of science, technology and innovation (STI)
SCImago is a research group dedicated to information analysis, representation and retrieval by means of visualisation techniques.
Group leader: Felix de Moya
Group leader: Evaristo Jimenez Contreras
World's leading independent centre of excellence in academic research on the impact of the Internet on society, and in informing policy and generating debate
The Association of Internet Researchers is an academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies. It is a member-based support network promoting critical and scholarly Internet research independent from traditional disciplines and existing across academic borders. The association is international in scope
The Laboratorio de Estudios Métricos de Información (LEMI) is a research group of the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid devoted to the quantitative studies of the scientific information
Team leader: Elias Sanz
By Tim Brody