Dr Vincent Larivière is an Associate Professor at the Library and Information Science School of the University of Montreal where he teaches library and information science research methodologies. He is equally the Scientific Director of the Erudit platform and Deputy Scientific Director of the Observatory for Science and Technology and a regular member of the Inter-university Center of Research in Science and Technology. He holds a Baccalauréat in Science, technology and Society (UQAM), a Master Degree in the History of Science (UQAM) and a Doctorate in Information Science (McGill).
Dr Larivière’s research interest covers the characteristics of Quabec, Canada and world research systems as well as the transformations, in the digital universe, of scientific and technological knowledge production and dissemination modes. Dr Larivière’s works have been published in the most prestigious specialized and multidisciplinary scientific revues and been particularly outstanding in national and international media as well as in scientific journals. In parallel to his fundamental research activity, Professor Larivière conducted more than 300 contract research projects funded by ministries, universities and granting organisms, thus developing an extensive experience in the transfer of knowledge to users, in addition to an excellent knowledge of research systems.
Since joining the University of Montreal in 2011, Professor Larivière’s research activity has been financed by Canada’s Research Chair Program, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Council for Research in Human Sciences, the Quebec Fund for Research –Society and Culture, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie and the Sloan Foundation.