Sarah de Rijcke

Co-Chair, RoRI Partnership Board

Sarah is Professor in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies and Scientific Director of the  Centre for Science and Technology Studies(CWTS)  at Leiden University. She specialises in social studies of research evaluation, and has published widely on the topic of the relations between quality control mechanisms and knowledge production in different fields.

In 2018, she received an ERC Starting Grant for ‘FluidKnowledge – How evaluation shapes ocean science.’ (2019-2023).​ In 2016, she was elected a member of the Young Academy of Europe.​

Sarah has developed a strong international public academic presence with outreach activities in science policy, speaking frequently on the topic of research evaluation and metrics uses. Her research has been taken up by a host of international bodies. She recurrently acts as an expert advisor in European and global science policy initiatives. Most recently, she represented the Netherlands in a high-level UNESCO Expert Group on Open Science (2020-2021).​ She is also a member of multiple scientific advisory boards in Europe, including those of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, and the Munich Center for Technology in Society (TU Munich).​