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The Institute for Research Organization (IRO) was established in 1968 as a special science policy unit of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). In the last 15 years it has developed into a national research institution of scientometrics and an information center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. A large publication databank and the database of about 14 000 public body members of HAS are developed and operated by IRO. The databank staff provides bibliometric services to the scientific community, while the related research staff is responsible for the interpretation, comparison and evaluation of bibliometric data. The main fields of IRO’s research include quantitative analysis of scientific activity; surveys on R&D and innovation; studies on science and society issues.

IRO has been working for government agencies since the 1990s. Good contacts with science policy researchers in the Central and East European countries is also an asset of the institute. The researchers’ background is in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences and engineering.


Sándor Soós

Sándor Soós
Sándor Soós, PhD is a research fellow at IRO HAS. He received his PhD degree in cognitive sciences (with a focus on science and technology studies) at Eötvös University, Budapest (ELU). He wrote his PhD thesis on the empirical analysis and comprehensive conceptual modelling of the interdisciplinary Species Problem. He used to be a member of the international research group Complex Systems at the Hungarian Institute for Advanced Studies (Collegium Budapest). He actively participates in national and international research and development projects. Current research includes micro- and macro-level analysis of science and technology (scientometrics, analysis of S&T, development of analytic methods, development of S&T services).

Éva Palinkó

Eva Palinko
Éva Palinkó, PhD is a sociologist, affiliated with the Dept. Of Science Policy and Scientometrics of MTA KIK. Her research focuses on the sociology of scientific research, with a special focus on the study of career development of young researchers. She has coordinated national-level projects in this topic, contributed to and bears significant expertise in surveys informing the policy making process.

Zsófia Vida

Zsofia Vida
Zsófia Vida, PhD candidate is a young researcher at Dept. Science Policy and Scientometrics of MTA KIK. She is a PhD student at Eötvös Loránd University, has MSc degree in geography with regional science from Eötvös Loránd Univerity, Budapest in 2010. Her research interests are complex networks and social network analysis, regional science, methodology of spatial analysis.

Dr. András Schubert

Dr. András Schubert
Dr. András Schubert holds a PhD in chemistry from the Technical University of Budapest (Hungary). He switched from physical chemistry to library and information science in 1979, when he joined to the Information Science and Scientometrics Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS). He is the Editor of the journal Scientometrics and he is listed in the ISI Highly Cited Researchers database as the only representant of scientometrics.

Dra. Judit Mosoni-Fried

Dra. Judit Mosoni-Fried
Dra. Judit Mosoni-Fried, dr.oec (economics) Coordination of national projects, conducting research, analysis and expert activity in S&T policy fields. Expertise: R&D statistics; research and innovation in the business and the public sector; evaluation of research institutes, public understanding of science; doctoral training and the career path of young researchers.

Mr. Daniel Horvath

Ms. Daniel Horvath
Mr. Daniel Horvath (Master in History, Geography and Sociology; PhD-student in ecology) Quantitative and qualitative data processing.