Current advisory projects

Foresight study on Big Data

The aim of the foresight study is to identify potentially far-reaching implications of 'Big Data' for scientific research. The perspective adopted is that Dutch science can acquire a leading position internationally in the field of research using 'Big Data'.

Advisory report ‘Tracking Impact’

Increasingly, research funding depends on researcher and department performance, not only in science and scholarship but also in terms of societal and economic impact. We need good instruments to be able to measure the societal and economic impact of research. The Academy intends to study how best to track that impact.

Accessibility for research of data administered in public and semi-public record systems

Data administered by government organisations are very important to research. That is why the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has asked the Academy to investigate how easily researchers can access data held in public and semi-public record systems.