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Current position

Adrián is a Research Fellow at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). He is the principal investigator of the SciCoMetrics project funded by the Spanish R&D Plan and part of the research team of the PROSECON project funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.



Adrián was awarded a PhD Degree in 2015 in Applied Multivariate Statistics from the University of Salamanca (Extraordinary Doctorate Award in Information Science). He also holds a MSc in Multivariate Data Analysis and a Bachelor in Library and Information Science from the University of Salamanca. 



Adrián was a Postdoctoral Researcher, under the competitive programmes Juan de la Cierva Incorporación and Juan de la Cierva Formación, at INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). Prior to joining INGENIO, Adrián was awarded a PhD fellowship at the Centre for Human and Social Sciences (CCHS) at CSIC in Madrid, where he conducted his doctoral dissertation under the guidance of Professor María Bordons, and was a Research Assistant at the Statistics Department, University of Salamanca. He has been a visiting fellow at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) University of Leiden (The Netherlands) and at Imperial College Business School (UK), and a visiting PhD student at CWTS and the University of Copenhagen. In between academic positions, he worked at the Office for General Statistics and Studies, an agency under the Spanish Ministry of Education.


His work has been published in leading journals in scientometrics and innovation studies such as JASIST, Journal of Informetrics, Research Policy, PLOS ONE, Scientometrics, and Research Evaluation.


Fields of expertise 

Scientometrics; network analysis; sociology of science; science mapping; scientific collaboration; acknowledgements; altmetrics; medical innovation.

What characterises funded biomedical research? Evidence from a basic and a clinical domain
Belén Álvarez-Bornstein, Adrián A. Díaz-Faes, María Bordons, 2019. In: Scientometrics.

Beyond funding: Acknowledgement patterns in biomedical, natural and social sciences
Adèle Paul-Hus, Adrián A. Díaz-Faes, Maxime Sainte-Marie, Nadine Desrochers, Rodrigo Costas, Vincent Larivière, 2017. In: PLOS ONE.

Making visible the invisible through the analysis of acknowledgements in the humanities
Adrián A. Díaz-Faes, María Bordons, 2017. In: Aslib Journal of Information Management.

Uno de los pilares fundamentales de INGENIO (CIS-UPV) es la creación de espacios inclusivos para el diálogo y las oportunidades, así como el fomento de las prácticas inclusivas y cooperativas en la…

Adrián A. Díaz Faes, Paula Otero y Pablo D’Este, investigadores de INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), junto con Müge Ozman, investigadora del Institut Mines-Telecom Business School (Francia), han analizado el papel…

Conocer cómo se establecen las redes de colaboración científica en las doce áreas temáticas de los Centros de Investigación Biomédica en Red (CIBER) y su participación en actividades de transferencia…

Connections matter: the influence of network sparseness, network diversity and a tertius iungens orientation on innovation
Óscar Llopis, Pablo D’Este, Adrián A. Díaz-Faes
INGENIO Working Papers Series - 2018-01
Towards a multidimensional classification of social media users around science on Twitter
Adrián A. Díaz-Faes, Nicolás Robison-García, Tim D. Bowman, Rodrigo Costas
17th International Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics (ISSI 2019)
Bridging ties in scientific research: the relationship between gender and heterogeneous networks in biomedicine
Adrian A. Díaz-Faes, Paula Otero-Hermida, Pablo D'Este
EU-SPRI Early Career Researcher Conference (ECC) - Public R&D funding and evaluation: Methods, Trends and Changes
Heterogeneity and homophily in actors’ engage in medical innovation: gender implications
Adrián A. Diaz-Faes, Paula Otero-Hermida, Pablo D'Este
XVI Triple Helix Conference
Relationship between research funding and scientific output in two different biomedical disciplines
Belén Álvarez-Bornstein, Adrián A. Díaz-Faes, María Bordons
Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (STI, 2017)