“Success Rates” – Some reflections on the current debate


Success rates have emerged in the current political debate on Horizon 2020 as one of the most frequently used concepts. As, unfortunately, the term might not always be used with a proper understanding of its real meaning, this paper aims at shedding some light on the concept and implications of this indicator.

The THINK Pieces reflect Mr.Fisch's personal views and do not represent the position of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW). Mr. Fisch's THINK Pieces are contributions to the conceptual debate on European research policy, aiming at stimulating reflection and discussion.