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Mapping COVID-19 research in context

Professional scientific data related to the COVID-19 pandemic is constantly increasing, yet a significant percent of all applicable knowledge remains latent and fragmented posing major challenges to information management. The new site intends to map and structuralize the multidisciplinary knowledge base related to COVID-19, with special focus on the internal structures of global scientific output.


The main goal of the IMPACT-EV project is to create a permanently useable controlling and evaluation system with regard to the various effects of research in social sciences and humanities. In addition to making indicators and standards for the evaluation of scientific impact, the project also aims at creating indexes for political and social impact.

Career Models and Career Building in R&D

DIFFERENCES AND INEQUALITIES WITH REGARD TO JOB MARKET OPPORTUNITIES, INDIVIDUAL RELATION NETWORKS AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE. The aim of the OTKA (National Fund for Scientific Research) supported research project is to create an overall picture of Hungarian scientific careers, considering inequalities and job market opportunities via qualitative and quantitative methods.
As a consortium member, the MTA KIK TTO is responsible for the scientometrical-quantitative analysis and modelling of academic careers. Our main goal is to reveal the macro-level characteristics of Hungarian PhD-holder careers, considering various social and career-related factors (discipline, gender, age, institutional and personal circumstances, etc.) through the research and analysis of scientific metadata.

MTA Career Monitoring

The aim of the MTA Career Monitoring project is to evaluate the research support schemes of the MTA available for entry level and postdoctoral researchers (Lendület Program [Momentum Program], MTA Posztdoktori Kutatói Program [MTA Postdoctoral Research Program], Bolyai János Kutatási Ösztöndíj [János Bolyai Research Scholarship] and the MTA young researcher positions), as well as the career and performance of researchers supported by these programs.


Within the PEERE COST Action the collaborative partners (national participants: TTO, RECENS Momentum research team) analyse the effectivity and operation of the peer review system (the anonymous, voluntary evaluation system of scientific communities) with the help of network analysis and simulation models. They also aim at giving constructive and practical advice to cope with the deficiencies of the current system.


The Hungarian participants of the program are experts in knowledge and science mapping (a field engulfed in the methodical structure of network analysis). Prof János Kertész academician (BME, CEU) researches the structure and dynamics of complex knowledge networks, whilst Sándor Soós (MTA KIK) contributes to the aims of KNOWeSCAPE through his research in the cognitive organization of science and in science mapping.


The project is supported by the EU FP7, and it is aimed at developing new tools for the identification of socially relevant researches (analysis and measurement of social impact.) With regard to the applied methods, the analysis of social networks had an essential role in the project, including the social background and circumstances of individual or collaborative scientific achievements and the impact of various social networks on research projects. The main task of the consortium: the development and testing of indicators to evaluate the above features.

MTMT2 Project

The TTO's role in the MTMT2 project: to prepare the MTMT (The Hungarian Scientific Bibliography) for research evaluation purposes.


Structural Characteristics of the MTA Research Network´s Scientific Performance 2015-2017

Structural Characteristics of the MTA Research Network´s Scientific Performance 2016

Structural Characteristics of the MTA Research Network´s Scientific Performance 2015

Structural Characteristics of the MTA Research Network's Scientific Performance 2014 (in Hungarian)

The Performance of the MTA and the National Higher Educational Institutions within the International Network of Macrodisciplines, 2010-2014 (in Hungarian)

The Internationally Visible Scientific Performance of the MTA 2012-2013 (in Hungarian)

The Internationally Measurable Performance of the MTA Research Institution Network in 2012 (in Hungarian)

The Internationally Measurable Performance of the MTA Research Network in 2011 (in Hungarian)