Cristian Scutaru

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Benchmarking systems are important features for the implementation of efficacy in basic and applied sciences. These systems are urgently needed for many fields of science since there is an imbalance present between funding policies and research evaluation. Here, a new approach is presented with an international study project that uses visualisation(More)
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women, with an estimated 194,280 new cases diagnosed in the United States in 2009 alone. The primary aim of this work was to provide an in-depth evaluation of research yield in breast cancer from 1945 to 2008, using large-scale data analysis, the employment of bibliometric indicators of production and(More)
BACKGROUND Institutional operating figures and benchmarking systems are important features for the implementation of efficacy in basic and applied sciences. They are needed for research evaluation and funding policy. However, the current policy settings for research evaluation urgently need review since there may be imbalances present in many areas. (More)
Despite the large amount of experimental studies already conducted on bronchial asthma, further insights into the molecular basics of the disease are required to establish new therapeutic approaches. As a basis for this research different animal models of asthma have been developed in the past years. However, precise bibliometric data on the use of(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, data from questionnaires have demonstrated increasing criticism from junior physicians regarding their work conditions. Ideally, such subjective statements should be compared to accurate objective data regarding workload. However, such data is not available in the research literature. Therefore the aim of the current study is to(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, data from questionnaires have demonstrated increasing criticism from respiratory physicians regarding their working situation. They complain about long working hours, income and an increasing amount of time spent on documentation and administrative duties in particular. Since these criticisms are only subjective perceptions they should(More)
After a century of research and medical use, erythropoietin (EPO) has more therapeutic approaches than ever in history. After cloning its gene in 1984, EPO obtained FDA license for clinical use in 1989. EPO and its analogues are mainly used for treatment of the anaemias of chronic renal failure and malignancies. Regarding research of the past 15 years,(More)
©2009 EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY ORGANIZATION 800 correspondence correspondence Quality and quantity indices in science: use of visualization tools R ecent articles in EMBO reports have addressed the issues of decreasing research funding (Wolinsky, 2009) and the importance of research evaluation (Bornmann & Daniel, 2009). Both topics are directly connected(More)
BACKGROUND Tobacco smoking continues to be a major preventable cause of death and disease and therefore tobacco control research is extremely important. However, research in this area is often hampered by a lack in funding and there is a need for scientometric techniques to display research efforts. METHODS The present study combines classical(More)
BACKGROUND Due to constantly rising air pollution levels as well as an increasing awareness of the hazardousness of air pollutants, new laws and rules have recently been passed. Although there has been a large amount of research on this topic, bibliometric data is still to be collected. Thus this study provides a scientometric approach to the material(More)