Comparative Benchmarking of European and US Research Collaboration and Researcher Mobility

This report is the result of collaboration between Science Europe and Elsevier, with a view to providing an analysis of European and US research collaboration and researcher mobility patterns, as reflected in the Scopus database.

To generate this report Europe was defined as consisting of 41 countries with direct eligibility for Seventh Framework (FP7) funding and these countries of Europe were considered to be analogous to the states of the US. Research collaboration is inferred from the pattern of co-authorship of research outputs indexed in Scopus, while researcher mobility is determined from author institution affiliation records derived from these outputs.

The report shows that collaboration outside the region results in the highest impact for both the US and Europe, but with a larger effect for Europe and that in Europe, high impact countries = high mobility, whereas in the US, high impact states = low mobility.

Subjects, Products & Services: Analytical Services; Collaboration; Evaluating Performance; Measuring Research Performance; Research Landscape Analysis; Research Management

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