EC publishes studies on impact and research management of previous Framework Programmes
The European Commission's DG Research and Innovation has recently published two reports analysing the impact of Framework Programme 6 and 7 on human research capacity as well as assessing the research management performance of Framework Programme projects.
The "Study on Assessing the Contribution of the Framework Programmes to the Development of Human Research Capacity" provides detailed and robust assessment of the contribution of the Framework Programmes (FP) to the development of human research capacity. Impact is measured at three levels: the individual (researcher), the team and the systemic. Analysis results, conclusions and recommendations are presented to inform and support decision-making processes in research and technology policy, and particularly in terms of tailoring the EC’s funding instruments (Horizon 2020 Programme) in order to reach maximum impact on human research capacity in the future.
The "Study on Assessing the Research Management Performance of Framework Programmes Projects" explores the variety of research management structures, roles, tasks, responsibilities, activities and styles in relation to research management performance and project success in Framework Programmes 6 and 7. The key findings indicate six enabling factors of high research management performance. On the basis of these findings, the study makes a series of recommendations to the Commission for implementation in Horizon 2020 and to Project Coordinators, including the suggestion to critically review currently offered EC-provided project management tools and matchmaking instruments.
"Study on Assessing the Contribution of the Framework Programmes to the Development of Human Research Capacity" http://era.gv.at/object/document/1561
"Study on Assessing the Research Management Performance of Framework Programmes Projects" http://era.gv.at/object/document/1562