Jonathan Adams is Director of the Institute for Scientific Information, a part of Clarivate Analytics. He is also a Visiting Professor at King’s College London, Policy Institute, and was awarded an Honorary D.Sc. in 2017 by the University of Exeter, for his work in higher education and research policy.
Professor Adams was the lead founder of Evidence Ltd, Director of Research Evaluation for Thomson Reuters, and Chief Scientist at Digital Science & Research Ltd. He has carried out research evaluation for agencies and institutions in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, Brazil, Australia, China and India. Jonathan led the New Zealand government's 2008 review of research evaluation and was a member of the Australian Research Council (ARC) indicators development groups for Excellence in Research for Australia (2009) and impact and engagement (2016). In 2004 he chaired the European Commission Monitoring Committee for the Evaluation of Framework Programme 6 (FP6); and, in 2006, he chaired the Monitoring Group of the European Research Fund for Coal & Steel. He has worked at King's College London (1979-1980), University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1980-1983), University of Leeds (1983-1989) and Imperial College London (1989-1992), was a member of the science policy staff of the UK Advisory Board for the Research Councils (1989-1992) and Leeds University's Director of Research Strategy (1993-1997).