The German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) conducts empirically driven research with practical application in the fields of higher education and science studies. The research area of department 2 “Research System and Science Dynamics” concentrates on the analysis of the research system in a national and international context with a special regard to the interdependency of the different governance, financing, and funding policies. The DZHW’s Berlin branch furthermore focusses on the development and practical application of indicator-based assessments for the measurement of research performance and analyzes their impact on the science system. Affiliated with the Department 2 is the Competence Centre for Bibliometrics, funded in 2008 by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which provides a qualitative and sustainable dataset for bibliometric analysis.
In OpenUP, DZHW will be leading the Work Package on Impact indicators that aims to conduct systematic overview of altmetrics impact indicators, classify the dissemination channels and altmetrics indicator and provide guidelines for effective indicators. DZHW will also coordinate one of the case studies in Work Package 6.