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


(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

(18/01/18) Science Europe has launched a framework for discipline-specific research data management... read more

(21/12/17) Science Europe has published its response to the 'LAB–FAB–APP' report… read more

(01/12/17) Science Europe responds to the conclusions adopted today by the EU Competitiveness Council… read more


(21/03/18) Science Europe has published an Open Letter on the long-term sustainability of research infrastructures… read more