How much of scholarly research addresses the sustainable development goals? What are the publication trends and gaps around the world? Discover below the openly accessible results of this project group.

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Results below include: an overview of the SDG classification model (overall methodology, the Machine Learning model, technical notes, lessons learned, and first results). Further, five data sets classifying Dutch research outputs against UN SDGs: SDG 3, SDG 4, SDG 7, SDG 11, SDG 16.

See first results on interactive dashboard

This experimental or prototype SDG dashboard enables for a rapid visualization of the quantity of scholarly outputs (related to one of five SDGs) published in the last ten year by any of the main universities in the Netherlands. Further, additional data points provide insight into the OA status and bibliometric performance of any given article selection. The dashboard was build using the resulting DOI data from the SDG-content classifier built by Dimensions, Digital Science.

About us

Steering Committee: 

Prof. dr. K.M. (Koen) Becking, Board Member at VSNU, and President of the Executive Board of Tilburg University 
Harry Blom, Vice President, Journals, Development, Policy and Strategy, Springer Nature
Carrie Webster, Vice President Open Access, Springer Nature 

Consulting Group:

Henk van den Hoogen, Chair of the UKB Coordination Platform for Research Impact, Programme Manager Research Support, Maastricht University Library
Ingrid Wijk, Director of the University Library, Maastricht University 
Darco Jansen, Manager Open Access and Open Science, VSNU
Maurice Vanderfeesten, Innovation Manager, Research Library Vrije University
Mithu Lucraft, Marketing Director, Outreach and Open Research
Harald Wirsching, Vice President, Strategy & Market Intelligence Group
Timon Oefelein, Senior Manager, Account Development, Strategic Partnerships, Outreach

Project Contacts

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Timon Oefelein

Springer Nature

Senior Manager, Account Development, Strategic Partnerships, Outreach

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Henk van den Hoogen


Project Manager

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