About the iFQ

The Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (iFQ – Institut für Forschungsinformation und Qualitätssicherung) is a non-university organization for science studies located in Berlin (Germany). The iFQ provides information and analysis of developments and transformations in the German and international science system. It focuses on conditions, prerequisites and consequences of research policy and research funding. The iFQ assists and advices performers such as universities or research organizations as well as policymaking bodies on different administrative or governmental levels. The close interaction between research and service is a key element of the institute's approach.

Projects are being implemented in the following four fields of activities:

  • Evaluation and review processes;
  • Indicators, methods, and bibliometrics;
  • Monitoring the German and international science system;
  • Young researchers and careers.

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