Research  Associates

From various institutions, including the CIRST, their role is to :
 advance knowledge in scientometrics by creating or improving indicators,
 develop new analyses and conclusions regarding these indicators,
 train specialists in scientometrics.

Éric Archambault

Éric Archambault

Technometrics; Bibliometrics; Program Evaluation

President of  Science-Metrix, Éric Archambault holds a doctorate from SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Sussex in Great Britain. His dissertation, defended in 1996, is entitled "Inventors, Entrepreneurs and the Metamorphosis of Telecommunication Systems. Analysis of creativity and entrepreneurship in the development of electronic switching technologies in France." Before founding Science-Metrix, Mr. Archambault held a number of positions in both the academic and private sectors, producing several reports on the development of science and technology. His expertise in scientometrics and bibliometrics led him to create Science-Metrix, a private firm specializing in science and technology measurement and assessment.

Jamshid Beheshti 

Jamshid Beheshti

Technometrics; Bibliometrics

Jamshid Beheshti is associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies and  Associate Dean (Administration) of the Faculty of Education at McGill University. He has taught at the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at McGill University for more than twenty years, where he was the Director for six years. He has also taught at the University of Western Ontario, University of West Indies, and Kuwait University.

His research interests include information technology, information retrieval, systems analysis, and bibliometrics. Dr. Beheshti is the principal investigator on a three-year SSHRC funded research on A Virtual interface for children’s Web portals. He is a co-investigator on two other SSHRC funded research dealing with designing Web portals for children and designing visualization tools for undergraduate students. In all, Dr. Beheshti in collaboration with his colleagues has obtained more than two million dollars in research funds over the past decade. His publications have appeared in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Information Processing & Management, and Education for Information among other international journals.

Jamshid Beheshti holds a bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from School of Library and Information Science at University of Western Ontario

Yves Gingras

Bibliometrics; Impact Indicators; University Research

Yves Gingras is scientific director of the Observatoire des sciences et des technologies that he co-founded in 1997. He is a full professor in the Department of History at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), a researcher at the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST) and an holder of the Canada Research Chair in the History and Sociology of Science. Recognized expert in science and technology policy in Canada, he served as editor of the journal Scientia Canadensis from 1995 to 2000. He has published extensively in French and in English in the fields of history, research assessment and the sociology of science. Since Fall 1997, Professor Gingras provides a popular monthly chronicle which is part of  Les Années lumière, a radio program devoted to science aired across Canada by Radio-Canada. He has also participated on the television news programs Le Point and Le Téléjournal. He holds a master’s in physics from the University Laval and a doctorate in history and sociopolitics of science at the Université de Montréal.

Mr. Gingras has written several publications on the development of science, technology and innovation. He is a prolific researcher and maintains an important network of national and international contacts in science and technology. He was a member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) from 1999 to 2005 and president of its evaluation committee. An outstanding communicator and scholar, Mr. Gingras was awarded the Ivan Slade Prize by the British Society for the History of Science in October 2001. In 2005, he received the Gérard-Parizeau Award in recognition for his exceptional work and social commitment to the opening of the vast and difficult field of science history.

Stevan Harnad

Stevan HarnadImpact of On-line Publications

Stevan Harnad has held the Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Science at UQAM since 2001. He is recognized internationally for the range and quality of his work on the foundations of cognition and language, and on the processes by which the mind sorts the world into perceptual categories. His work integrates several disciplines, including psychology, computer science, philosophy and linguistics. Mr. Harnad is also a specialist in analyzing the scientific impact of freely available, on-line publications. He holds a master’s and a doctorate in psychology from Princeton University.

Some publications by Steven Harnad.

J. Adam Holbrook

J. Adams HolbrookScience Policy; Science and Technology; Innovation Analysis

Professor Adam Holbrook is associate director of the Center for Policy Research on Science and Technology (CPROST) at  Simon Fraser University. His research focuses on innovation in the public and private sectors. He is the leader of  InnoCom, a network of researchers in innovation studies in western Canada. He has published numerous academic articles and edited three books on regional systems of innovation in Canada. He has carried out research and evaluation activities in S&T and innovation policy for several provincial, national and international agencies, including Statistics Canada, NSERC, Western Diversification, UNESCO, the United Nations Development Programme, the Organization of American States and the Canadian International Development Agency. Mr. Holbrook holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Ottawa and a master’s in physics from the University of Western Ontario.

J. Sylvan Katz

J. Sylvan KatzBibliometrics; «Webmetrics»; Monitoring; Indicators

Sylvan Katz is a senior researcher at  SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Sussex in Great Britain. He is the principal investigator in the following projects: "Web Indicators for Science," the "Technology and Innovation Research Project (WISER)," and the "Science Foresight Project." He is also responsible for the Bibliometric Exploration of Science and Technology (BEST), a project that explores techniques and methods for defining bibliometric indicators on the volume, impact and growth of S&T research in national and international systems of innovation. Mr. Katz holds a bachelor’s and a master’s in molecular biology from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Ph.D. from the University of Sussex.

Vincent Larivière

Bibliometrics; Science Policy; Research Evaluation

Vincent Larivière is assistant professor at the École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l’information of the Université de Montréal and a regular member of CIRST. He has published extensively in journals such as Scientometrics, Research Evaluation, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and Journal of Informetrics and has participated to more than three hundred contractual research projects in bibliometrics sponsored by government departments, universities and funding agencies in Canada. Vincent Larivière holds a bachelor’s in Science, Technology and Society (UQAM), a master’s degree in history of science (UQAM) and a Ph.D. in information science (McGill) and performed postdoctoral work at the School of Library and Information Science of Indiana.

Jorge Niosi

Jorge Niosi

Patents; Regional and National Systems of Innovation

Jorge Niosi has held a Canada Research Chair in Technology Management and Technology Policy at UQAM and a researcher at the CIRST. Equally at home in sociology, industrial economics and management strategies, Mr. Niosi has an impressive multidisciplinary track record. He has published numerous scholarly articles and is considered an expert in innovation management. He is a former recipient of the John Porter Prize of the Canadian Sociological Association, and was made a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 1994. He is a regular member of the CIRST, CIRANO, the Academy of Management, the International Association for the Management of Technology and the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. He has been an invited scholar at the University of Paris on several occasions, and was a Visiting Scholar in the Center for Economics Policy Research at Stanford University in 1995-1996. Mr. Niosi holds a third cycle diploma from the Institut d’études de développement économique et social de Paris and a doctorate from the École pratique des hautes études.

Michel Trépanier

Michel Trépanier

Impact Indicators; University-Industry Relations; Technological Innovation in SMEs

Michel Trépanier is a sociologist of science and technology at  INRS-Urbanisation, culture et société. His work on urban public utilities focuses on the socio-technical dimensions of equipment and their management. He is interested in the construction of large-scale scientific and technological equipment, in technology transfer and in the setting up of innovation practices in private firms and in governmental or municipal organizations. Since 2002, he has been a professor and researcher at the Institut de recherche sur les PME at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Mr. Trépanier holds a master’s and a Ph.D. in sociology at the Université de Montréal.