Torger Möller

Dr. Torger Möller

Research Area Research System and Science Dynamics
Researcher
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Torger Möller studied Sociology, Computer Science, Medical Sociology and Economics at the Universities of Marburg and Hamburg. He was a member of the Institute of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Bielefeld from 1999 to 2003. From 2003 to 2007 he worked at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities in the federal research programme "Knowledge for Decision-making Processes - Research on the Relationship between Science, Politics and Society". During this time he also held courses at the Charité University Hospital. Afterwards he worked at the Department of Risk Communication at the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. In 2008 the Institut Mensch, Ethik und Wissenschaft awarded him a prize for young academics for the results of his doctoral thesis. From 2009 to 2011 he worked at the Center for Cluster Development at the Freie Universität Berlin. Torger Möller has been a member of the DZHW (previously iFQ) since April 2011.

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Academic research fields

Science Studies, Research Evaluation, Governance, Bibliometrics, Research Funding and Peer Review

Projects

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Praxis und Nutzbarkeit von Funding Acknowledgements für die Zuordnung von Publikationen zu DFG-Projekten
DZHW-Research Group „Tenure Track“
GRant AllocatioN Disparities from a gender perspective (GRANteD)
Research cluster: Academic Career Dynamics and Professorial Recruitment
Competence Network for Bibliometrics
Publications

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What is researcher independence and how can it be measured?

Möller, T., van den Besselaar, P., & Mom, C. (2022).
What is researcher independence and how can it be measured? 26th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (STI 2022), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6975311

Factors influencing the academic career – an event history analysis.

Mom, C., van den Besselaar, P., & Möller, T. (2022).
Factors influencing the academic career – an event history analysis. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicator (STI 2022), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6975565

Researcher independence and funding decisions.

Möller, T. (2021).
Researcher independence and funding decisions. In van den Besselaar, P. et al. (Hrsg.), Conceptualizing, measuring, and developing indicators. (S. 110-121). Amsterdam: Teresa Mom consultancy bv.

Conceptualizing, measuring, and developing indicators.

van den Besselaar, P., Mom, C., Cruz-Castro, L., Sanz Menendez, L., & Möller, T. (2021).
Conceptualizing, measuring, and developing indicators. Amsterdam: Teresa Mom consultancy bv.

Die Exzellenzinitiative: Bestandsaufnahme großer Erwartungen.

Möller, T., & Hornbostel, S. (2020).
Die Exzellenzinitiative: Bestandsaufnahme großer Erwartungen. Handbuch Qualität in Studium, Lehre und Forschung (74), 1-22.

Identifying gender bias and its causes and effects.

van den Besselaar, P., Mom, C., Cruz-Castro, L., Sanz-Menéndez, L., Möller, T., ... & Husu, L. (2020).
Identifying gender bias and its causes and effects. Amsterdam: TMC.

Governance und Performanz von Forschung.

Möller, T. (2019).
Governance und Performanz von Forschung. Wissenschaftssysteme und ihre Organisationen im internationalen Vergleich. Schlussbericht. Berlin: DZHW.

The Impact of Research Funding Agencies on the Research Performance of five European Countries. A Funding Acknowledgements Analysis.

Möller, T. (2019).
The Impact of Research Funding Agencies on the Research Performance of five European Countries. A Funding Acknowledgements Analysis. In Catalano, G., Daraio, C., Gregori, M., Moed, H. F., & Ruocco, G (Hrsg.) Proceedings of the 17th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI 2019), Vol. 2, (S. 2279-2287). Edizioni Efesto. ISBN 978-88-3381-118-5.

Same objectives, different governance – How the Excellence Initiative and the Pact for Research and Innovation affect the German science system.

Möller, T. (2018).
Same objectives, different governance – How the Excellence Initiative and the Pact for Research and Innovation affect the German science system. Journal for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation, 45, 4-8.

Zur Entwicklung des Europäischen Forschungsraums. Eine bibliometrische Analyse.

Möller, T. (2017).
Zur Entwicklung des Europäischen Forschungsraums. Eine bibliometrische Analyse. Internationalisierung, Vielfalt und Inklusion in der Wissenschaft (IVI), 2-2017, 52-60.

Woher stammt das Wissen über die Halbwertzeiten des Wissens?

Möller, T. (2017).
Woher stammt das Wissen über die Halbwertzeiten des Wissens? In W. Babik, H. P. Ohly & K. Weber (Hrsg.), Theorie, Semantik und Organisation von Wissen (S. 398-410). Wiesbaden.

Gut für Projektionen - Was Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler über die Exzellenzinitiative denken.

Johann, D., Möller, T., & Neufeld, J. (2016).
Gut für Projektionen - Was Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler über die Exzellenzinitiative denken. duz Deutsche Universitätszeitung, 8/2016, 22-23.

Assessing the effects of the German Excellence Initiative with bibliometric methods.

Möller, T., Schmidt, M., & Hornbostel, S. (2016).
Assessing the effects of the German Excellence Initiative with bibliometric methods. Scientometrics 109(3), 2217-2239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-016-2090-3

Messung möglicher Auswirkungen der Exzellenzinitiative sowie des Pakts für Forschung und Innovation auf die geförderten Hochschulen und außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen.

Möller, T. (2016).
Messung möglicher Auswirkungen der Exzellenzinitiative sowie des Pakts für Forschung und Innovation auf die geförderten Hochschulen und außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen. Studien zum deutschen Innovationssystem Nr. 09-2016. Herausgegeben von der Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation (EFI), Berlin.

Die Exzellenzinitiative und das deutsche Wissenschaftssystem: Eine bibliometrische Wirkungsanalyse.

Hornbostel, S., & Möller, T. (2015).
Die Exzellenzinitiative und das deutsche Wissenschaftssystem: Eine bibliometrische Wirkungsanalyse. Wissenschaftspolitik im Dialog 12. Berlin: Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Presentations

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Funding Acknowledgements – the Funding Background of Publications.

Möller, T. (2022, September).
Funding Acknowledgements – the Funding Background of Publications. Vortrag im Rahmen der European Summer School for Scientometrics (esss 2022), Berlin, Germany.

What is researcher independence and how can it be measured?

Möller, T., van den Besselaar, P., & Mom, C. (2022, September).
What is researcher independence and how can it be measured? Vortrag auf der Konferenz Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (STI 2022), Granada, Spain.

Factors influencing the academic career – an event history analysis.

Mom, C., van den Besselaar, P., & Möller, T. (2022, September).
Factors influencing the academic career – an event history analysis. Vortrag auf der Konferenz Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (STI 2022), Granada, Spain.

Zwischenergebnisse zur Praxis und Nutzbarkeit von Funding Acknowledgements für die Zuordnung von Publikationen zu DFG-Projekten.

Scheidt, B., Möller, T., Ottaviani, M., Meyer, A., & Mittermaier, B. (2022, August).
Zwischenergebnisse zur Praxis und Nutzbarkeit von Funding Acknowledgements für die Zuordnung von Publikationen zu DFG-Projekten. Vortrag im Rahmen des des Zwischen-Workshops, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Researcher independence. Conceptualization, measurement, and implications for research funding.

Möller, T. (2022, Juni).
Researcher independence. Conceptualization, measurement, and implications for research funding. Vortrag im Kolloquium des International Center for Higher Education Research, INCHER, Kassel.

Factors influencing academic careers. Does grant success affect the academic career and does this work differently for women compared to men?

van den Besselaar, P., Mom, C., & Möller, T. (2022, Juni).
Factors influencing academic careers. Does grant success affect the academic career and does this work differently for women compared to men? Vortrag im Forschungskolloquium, DZHW, Berlin.

Praxis und Nutzbarkeit von Funding Acknowledgements für die Zuordnung von Publikationen zu DFG-Projekten.

Mittermaier, B., Scheidt, B., & Möller, T. (2022, April).
Praxis und Nutzbarkeit von Funding Acknowledgements für die Zuordnung von Publikationen zu DFG-Projekten. Vortrag im Rahmen des Kick-off Workshops, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

Comparing the French and German science system, using survey and bibliometric data on research funding.

Möller, T. (2022, Januar).
Comparing the French and German science system, using survey and bibliometric data on research funding. Vortrag auf dem Workshop Scientometric Joint Seminar, Science and technology observatory (OST) & German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), Paris.

DAAD funded publications. Coverage, data quality and indicators.

Möller, T., & Dittmann, P. (2021, November).
DAAD funded publications. Coverage, data quality and indicators. Vortrag im Rahmen der DAAD-Wissenschaftswerkstatt, DAAD, Bonn.

Comment on "Academic Excellence Initiatives in Japan. Can a Series of Government Interventions Make a Difference?" by Akiyoshi Yonezawa (Tohoku University).

Hornbostel, S., & Möller, T. (2021, November).
Comment on "Academic Excellence Initiatives in Japan. Can a Series of Government Interventions Make a Difference?" by Akiyoshi Yonezawa (Tohoku University). Vortrag auf dem Workshop International Academic Excellence Initiatives (part II), Moscow.

The German Excellence Initiative & Strategy.

Möller, T., & Hornbostel, S. (2021, Oktober).
The German Excellence Initiative & Strategy. Vortrag auf dem Workshop International Academic Excellence Initiatives (part I), Moscow.

Does Researcher Independence Have an Impact on Funding Decisions?

Möller, T. (2021, Oktober).
Does Researcher Independence Have an Impact on Funding Decisions? Vortrag auf der Konferenz Funded and Unfunded Science: Academic Inequalities and Epistemic Gaps, Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.

Excellence Initiative and Excellence Strategy.

Möller, T. (2021, Oktober).
Excellence Initiative and Excellence Strategy. Vortrag im Rahmen der Plant 2030 Academy "The German Science System".

Funding Acknowledgements – the Funding Background of Publications.

Möller, T. (2021, September).
Funding Acknowledgements – the Funding Background of Publications. Vortrag auf der Summer School "European Summer School for Scientometrics" (esss), Vienna , Austria.

Forschungsbedingungen, Governance und Performanz der Forschung: Hochschulsysteme im internationalen Vergleich.

Möller, T. (2021, Juni).
Forschungsbedingungen, Governance und Performanz der Forschung: Hochschulsysteme im internationalen Vergleich. Vortrag auf dem Workshop Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Leistungsmessung im Hochschulsektor, TU Braunschweig.