The parametrisation of science
The first step in systemic implementation of scientific achievements to the socioeconomic environment is the parameterisation of scientific achievements. The parametrisation carried out by Index Copernicus aims to describe the achievements in a unified and comprehensible form with the use of specific metadata structure. Parametrised (described) scientific achievements can be assessed then (assessment involving the translation of the description of the given scientific achievement to point values in accordance with the adapted convention). The scientific databases of Index Copernicus include and parametrise data related to scientific journals, research units as well as the scientists and their achievements. The IT systems used to evaluate science support processing of specific metadata on "evaluation events" – unitary activities characteristic for the science as the segment of the economy. In parametrisation we use the most promising achievements of bibliometrics or - more widely - scientometrics.