Research Policy and Programme Evaluation

Research organisations regularly evaluate their policies and programmes. The results are used to inform their strategy and to base management and funding decisions on, but they can also be used for the purpose of accountability to policy makers and the public. These evaluations support the efficiency, quality, and impact of the work done by the research organisation.

Science Europe wants to foster and enhance these research evaluation activities among its Member Organisations. It aims to continue developing evaluation activities, to explore the alignment of evaluation methodologies, and to contribute to the development and implementation of standards for the definition, acquisition, storage, analysis, and sharing of evaluation-related data.

Science Europe ran a dedicated Working Group on Research Policy and Programme Evaluation from 2013 to 2017, composed of experts from its Member Organisations.

Publications on Research Policy and Programme Evaluation


(12/09/18) Science Europe is disappointed that the European Parliament did not sufficiently improve the far too restrictive proposal for TDM in the new Copyright Directive in today’s plenary vote... read more

(04/09/18) Science without publication paywalls: cOAlition S for the realisation of full and immediate Open Access... read more

(11/07/2018) Research funders making Open Access a reality by more

(08/06/2018) Science Europe has published its reaction to the European Commission's Proposal on Horizon Europe…read more

(01/06/2018) Rosa Menéndez (CSIC) was elected as Science Europe Vice-President... Read more

(31/05/18) Science Europe held its 2018 High-Level Workshop on the topic of Mission-oriented Research… Read more

(02/05/18) The proposed budget for Horizon Europe is an increase, but less than required… Read more

(07/02/18) Stephan Kuster is the new Secretary General of Science Europe… Read more

(02/02/2018) Science Europe and NWO have launched an initiative to align RDM policies across Europe… Read more


Science Without Publication Paywalls: cOAlition S for the Realisation of Full and Immediate Open Access... read more