David Budtz Pedersen – University of Copenhagen

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David Budtz Pedersen


David Budtz Pedersen's research interests include the role of evidence and expertise in policymaking; the politics and practice of scientific advice; interdisciplinarity, particularly between the human and social sciences; science and innovation policy in the EU, US and DK; and public engagement in research.


David Budtz Pedersen is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Humanomics Research Centre, Aalborg University Copenhagen. His current research focuses on research and innovation policy with a special interest in research funding, impact assessment, and Open Science. He holds PhD, MA and BA degrees in philosophy and science policy studies. David Budtz has about 75 entries on his list of publications ranging from research papers, research monographs, edited volumes, policy reports, op-ed columns, newspaper articles etc. In 2007, he became a member of the European Commission’s FP7 Programme Committee for the Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities, dealing with analysis and priority-setting in SSH research. In 2012, he supported the Danish Presidency of the European Union in the areas of science and innovation, co-organising the high-level conference “Science in Dialogue” at University of Southern Denmark. More recently, David was the successful coordinator of Denmark’s campaign to host Europe's largest interdisciplinary conference "Euroscience Open Forum 2014" in Copenhagen. David regularly acts as adviser to European governments, funding agencies, and knowledge-intensive businesses. He tweets as @HumanomicsMap.