• April 26, 2010– May 6, 2010: Visiting Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • May 18, 2009 – July 5, 2009: Visiting Fellowship National Centre for e-Social Science. Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford, UK
  • June 2009: Visiting professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • June 2008: Visiting professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • November 2007 – Professor of Knowledge Dynamics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • April 27 – May 10 2007 – Visiting Professor to University of Washington. This Visiting Professorship was sponsored by the Walter Simpson Center for the Humanities, the Information School, the Department of Communication, and the UW Honors Program
  • July 2006 – December 2010: Programme Leader Erasmus Virtual Knowledge Studio KNAW
  • April 2006 – April 2009: Visiting Professor of Cybermetrics, University of Wolverhampton, UK
  • April 2005 – present: Programme Leader Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam.
  • July 2001 – July 2005: Programme leader Networked Research and Digital Information (Nerdi), NIWI-KNAW, the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam
  • January 2001 – December 2004: Coordinator of the Graduate School WTMC (Science, Technology, and Modern Culture) (together with dr. A. Nelis, University of Amsterdam)
  • September 1999 – 2003: Lecturer at the Department of Communication Sciences, University of Amsterdam
  • June 1999 – July 2001: Researcher, NIWI-KNAW, Amsterdam
  • 1998 – 2005: Editor of the bimonthly journal on science and technology policy Onderzoek Nederland (Research Netherlands – a sister journal of Research Fortnight and Research Europe) (together with Willem Schoonen, adjunct editor of the daily newspaper Trouw)
  • 1998 – 2005: Lecturer at the International School of Humanities and Social Sciences ISHSS, University of Amsterdam
  • 1996 – 2005: Director of Text @ Demand. Publications in:Trouw, NRC, Elsevier, De Ingenieurskrant, Technisch Weekblad, Natuur &Techniek, Hypothese, Onderzoek Nederland, Research Europe, Zeno
  • 1997 – 1999: Editor of The Science Channel, published by Elsevier Science
  • 1994 – June 1999: Lecturer and researcher at the Department of Science and Technology Dynamics, University of Amsterdam
  • 1991 – 1994: part-time PhD student at the Department of Science and Technology Dynamics, University of Amsterdam (supervisors prof. Stuart Blume D Phil and dr. Rob Hagendijk)


  • Edge Prize Committtee, Society for the Social Studies of Science, 2008 – 2009
  • Digitale Adviesraad of the Amsterdam University Press (AUP)
  • Steering Group of HASTAC, the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC)
  • Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (JASIST)
  • Cream of Science
  • Council of the Society for the Social Study of Science 2006-2008
  • Open Access Citation Index Working Group of the Open Society Institute
  • Honorary Member of the Association for Science Studies (Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsforschung), Berlin
  • Editorial Board Social Studies of Science
  • Science Advisory Group to the Internet Preservation Consortium, coordinated by the Bibliothèque National Française
  • Editorial Board Jaarboek Kennissamenleving (Yearbook Knowledge Society)
  • Editorial Board Cybermetrics
  • Graduate Research School Science, Technology & Modern Culture WTMC
  • Graduate Research School Amsterdam School of Communications Research ASCOR, University of Amsterdam
  • 2000 – 2004 OECD Follow-Up Group on Issues of Acces to Publicly Finded Research Data, OECD, Paris
  • 1994 – 2001 Editorial collaborator EASST Review
  • 1995 – 1999 Editorial Board Kennis & Methode. Tijdschrift voor wetenschapsfilosofie en wetenschapsonderzoek/ K&M. Tijdschrift voor empirische filosofie
  • Academic Advisory Board Graduate Journal of Social Science
  • American Soceity for Information Science & Technology
  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology
  • Society for the Social Study of Science & Technology
  • Association of Internet Researchers
  • Society Gender & Technology


  • Gert Goris, Paul Wouters, Gusta Drenthe, Franciska de Jong (Erasmus University Rotterdam; KNAW; University of Maastricht), Virtual Knowledge Studio Collaboratory
    Understanding Scholarly Collaboration in Practice
    , Surfshare 2008-2009; 73,544 euro.
  • Henk Wals, Peter Doorn, Hans Bennis, Reinier Salverda, & Paul Wouters, “Aanvraag voor de opbouw van een digitale onderzoeksinfrastructuur voor de Geesteswetenschappen – de eerste fase”, 2008 – 2010 (18 months): Total budget: 1.375 million euro. Granted by Strategiefonds KNAW: 812 keuro.
  • Wouters, P. (2005-2010), The Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (4.5 Million Euro)
  • Scharnhorst, A., Hellsten, I. and Wouters, P., (2005-2008), CREEN (Critical Events in Evolving Networks), nr. EU-NEST-012864 (1,24 Million Euro)
  • Scharnhorst A. and Wouters, P. (2003-2005) Web indicators for scientific, technological and innovation research – WISER, (1,09 Million Euro)
  • Wouters, P., Fry, J. and Vann, K., (2004), The Dynamics of Digitization, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (160,000 Euro)
  • Wouters, P. and A. Beaulieu (2001-2002). Trust Building and Data Sharing – an exploration of research practices and policies, for the OECD/CSTP Working Group, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Hague, The Netherlands, (43,000 Euro).
  • Wouters, P. (2001-2005), “NIWI Research Programme”, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, (3-5 fte research staff plus overhead)
  • Wouters, P. (2000-2001), Access to Scientific Information, Global Research Village III Conference, Ministery of Education, Culture and Science, Netherlands (Fl. 90,000)