The Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy

Niels Mejlgaard

Professor

Profile photoNiels Mejlgaard
Professor, Associate dean
Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA)
Department of Political Science
Bartholins Allé 7, 1331, 024
8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Email: nm@ps.au.dk
Mobile: +4520290042
Phone: +4587165895

EDUCATION

2007: PhD (planning and development), Aalborg University; 2001: MSc (political science), Aarhus University; 1997:BSc (political science), Aarhus University

POSITIONS

2019 - : Professor, Dept. of Political Science / Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA); 2018 - : Associate dean, Aarhus BSS; 2011 - 2018: Director, CFA; 2010 - 2011: Head of research & deputy director, CFA: 2009 - : Senior researcher, CFA; 2008 - 2009: Associate professor, Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University; 2007 - 2008: Postdoc, CFA; 2003 – 2005: PhD fellow, Aalborg University; 2001 – 2007: Research assistant, CFA

VISITS / PART-TIME POSITIONS

2006 - 2012:(Periodic) Part-time external lecturer, Aalborg University; 2005: Visiting fellow, Methodology Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK; 1997 – 1998: Erasmus student, L'Iinstitute d'Etudes Politiques, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble, France

RESEARCH PROJECTS / GRANTS

2019 - 2023: Partner, WP leader. ‘Scientific Understanding and Provision of an Enhanced and Robust Monitoring system for RRI’ (SUPER_MoRRI), grant: EC – H2020 (€ 836.000); 2019 - 2022: Coordinator. ‘Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity’ (SOPs4RI), grant: EC – H2020 (€ 920.000); 2019 - 2021: Partner, WP leader. ‘Grounding RRI Actions to Achieve Institutional Change in European Research Funding and Performing Organisations’ (GRACE), grant: EC – H2020 (€ 192.000); 2018 - 2021: Partner, WP leader. ‘Territorial Responsible Research and Innovation Through the involvement of local R&I Actors’ (TeRRItoria), grant: EC – H2020 (€ 164.000); 2017 – 2021: Partner, WP leader. ‘Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation’ (NewHoRRIzon), grant: EC – H2020 (€ 620.350); 2017 – 2019: Co-Principal investigator. ‘Practices, Perceptions, and Patterns of Research Integrity’ (PRINT), grant: Danish Ministry for Higher Education and Science (€ 789.500); 2016 – 2019: Partner. ‘European Network of Research Ethics and Research Integrity’ (ENERI), grant: European Commission – H2020 (€ 115.375); 2015 – 2018: Partner, WP leader. ‘Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation’ (HEIRRI), grant: European Commission – H2020 (€ 126.500); 2014 – 2017: Partner, WP leader. ‘Public Engagement Innovations for Horizon 2020’ (PE2020), grant: European Commission – Fp7 (€ 152.800); 2013 – 2016: Partner. ‘Responsible Research and Innovation in a Distributed Anticipatory Governance Frame. A Constructive Socio-normative Approach’ (Res-AGorA), grant: European Commission – Fp7 (€ 160.000); 2012 – 2015: Principal investigator. ‘Contextualising and Measuring Research Performance’ (CoRe), grant: AU Senior Management’s Strategic Funds (€ 670.000); 2012: Coordinator. ‘EU-start-up, Responsible Research and Innovation proposal’, grant: Danish Research Agency (€ 20.000); 2011: Principal investigator. ‘Videnskab i demokratiets tjeneste’ (Vid-det), grant: Ministry for Science, Technology and Development (€ 47.000) – Declined; 2010 – 2013: Partner. ‘Program of Research on Opportunities and Challenges in Engineering Education in Denmark’ (PROCEED), grant: Danish Strategic Research Council (€ 254.000); 2009 – 2010: Coordinator. ‘Dansk Forskningspolitik 2000 – 2010’, grant: Aarhus University Research Foundation (€ 20.000); 2008 – 2011: Partner. ‘Sensitive Technologies and European Public Ethics’ (STEPE), grant: European Commission – Fp7 (€ 47.000); 2007 – 2008: Sub-contractor. ‘Social Sciences and European Research Capacities’ (SS-ERC), grant: European Commission – Fp6 (€ 21.000); 2006 – 2007: Principal investigator. ‘Forskningens Offentligheder’, grant: Danish Strategic Research Council (€ 75.000); 2005: Visiting fellow. Research stay at the Methodology Institute, LSE, grants: Otto Mønsted Foundation, Knud Højgaard Foundation (€4000); 2003 – 2005: PhD project. ‘Scientific Citizenship – Conceptualisation, Contextualisation, & Measurement’, co-funded: AAU and AU; 2000: Scholar project. ‘Academic Freedom’, grant: AU – Faculty of Social Sciences (€ 3.200); 1997 – 1998: Erasmus exchange student. Enrollment at L'Iinstitute d'Etudes Politiques, Université Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble, France, grant: Knud Højgaard Foundation (€2000).

COMMISSIONED PROJECTS

2016 - 2018: Coordinator. ’Impact Analyses at AU’ (IMPALA), grant: AU Senior Management’s Strategic Funds + Faculties (€ 200.000); 2014 - 2018: Partner, Task leader. ‘Monitoring the Evolution and Benefits of Responsible Research and Innovation’ (MoRRI), grant: DG Research and Innovation, European Commission (€ 257.000); 2014: Principal investigator. ‘Mapping of Danish Research in Research and Innovation’, grant: Ministry of Higher Education and Science (€ 43.000); 2013 – 2016: Principal investigator. ‘Evaluation of two HE reforms (autonomy-reform and quality-reform) for the Swedish Parliament’, grant: Riksdagen (€ 331.000); 2011 – 2012: Sub-contractor. ‘Platform of Local Authorities and Communicators Engaged in Science’ (PLACES), grant: European Commission – Fp7 (€ 10.000); 2009 – 2011: Principal academic investigator. ‘Monitoring Policy and Research Activities on Science in Society in Europe’ (MASIS), grant: DG Research, European Commission (€ 94.000); 2009: Participant. ‘Evaluation of Danish Research Councils’ special programmes for young and female researchers’, grant: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (€ 120.000).

SELECTED ADVISORY ACTIVITIES

2016 – 2017: Member. Evaluation Panel on the Norwegian social science institutes for the Norwegian Research Council; 2014 - 2016: Member. Dublin City University’s Research College and Advisory Panel; 2013 – 2014: Chairman. Evaluation of the Norwegian Research Council’s FORFI programme for the Norwegian Research Council; 2011 - : Member. PhD assessment committees at KU, Essex, KTH; 2009 - : Member. Research assistant / postdoc / associate prof. assessment committees at AU, KU, AAU, KTH; 2008 – 2010: Member. Advisory group for the 2010 Life sciences & PUS Eurobarometer, European Commission’s DG Research; 2005 - 2006: Member. Advisory group for the 2005 Biotechnology & PUS Eurobarometer, European Commission’s DG Research.

LOCAL SERVICE

2017 - : Member. Aarhus University’s Task Force for FP9; 2012 - : Member. Collegial bodies at PS, AU (Institutforum; Medarbejderråd; Forskningsudvalg); 2010 - : Member. Programme Committee for Social Science and Business, Doctoral School for Business and Social Sciences, AU

SELECTED EDITORIAL / PEER REVIEW ACTIVITIES

2016 - 2018: Member. Scientific Panel for 1st & 2nd HEIRRI Conference; 2016 - : Member. Editorial board for Public Understanding of Science; 2016: Member. Scientific Panel for 21th International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators; 2012: Special issue editor (w. C. Bloch) for Science and Public Policy, 39(10); 2011 - : Member. Editorial board for Forskningspolitikk. 2009 - : Reviewer: Public Understanding of Science; Science and Public Policy; Plos ONE; Politica; Science, Technology, & Human Values; International Journal of Technology Management; European Journal of Engineering Education; Journal of African Studies and Development; International Journal of Learning and Change; JCOM, Journal of Science Communication; Social Epistemology; Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management; Aslib Journal of Information Management; Science Education; Journal of Youth Studies; Glocalism, Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation; Science Communication; Life Sciences, Society and Policy.

SELECTED TALKS

2019: National Ethics Committees Forum: Standard Operating Procedures for Research Integrity; 2017: German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina & Volkswagen Foundation: Quality First, individual metrics in research; 2015: Gesellschaft für Evaluation, Vienna: New Challenges for the Evaluation of Science and Research Conference; 2015: Swedish Parliament, Stockholm: Kvalitet og autonomi i svensk videregående uddannelse; 2014: Italian EU Presidency Conference, Rome: SIS-RRI Conference; 2013: CELSIUS group, Dublin: Science and Policy Symposium; 2012: Danish EU Presidency Conference, Odense: Science in Dialogue conference; 2011: European Parliament, Brussels: Hearing on ‘Cisgenesis and European Public Opinion; 2007: Royal Society, London: Workshop on International Indicators of Science and the Public