Ángel Gabilondo,Minister for Education, and Ana Ripoll, President of Alianza 4 Universidades (A-4U) and Rector of the UAB, signed a collaboration agreement with the aim of strengthening the relations of the two institutions in the exchange of information between the Observatory for the Monitoring of Research Activities of the Spanish University (iUNE) and the Integrated University Information System (SIIU). The information exchanged is related to indicators of scientific activity carried out in the Spanish university system.
Collaborations will focus specifically on the following indicators: scientific activity – production, productivity, collabortaions and patents; research impact through ISI databases and other science production databases; visibility of publication sources; and information on research staff and years of research.
This agreement will permit Alianza 4 Universidades to have more knowledge of both the information and application systems developed by the Ministry of Education with regards to university management.
The agreements were signed this past 26 October in Madrid at an event, which was attended by rectors from the other A-4U member universities: José María Sanz from Universitat Autónoma de Madrid, Daniel Peña from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and Josep Joan Moreso from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, as well as Elías Sanz, Coordinator of the iUNE Observatory.
See also Research assessment