WP 6 Monitoring of projects and evaluation of joint calls

The whole work package is dedicated to the monitoring and impact of the transnational research projects funded in ERA-IB and ERA-IB-2, and to the evaluation of the joint calls at the end of the respective funding period. The tasks are the following:

  • Status seminars: This task will take care of the organisation of a kick-off meeting within the first 3 months after the projects funded through a joint call start, a mid-term (if considered necessary) and a final status seminar for each joint call. First of all, all project coordinators will present their projects to the funding organisations and the Advisory Board (AB). A mid-term status seminar will give the funding organisations and the AB the opportunity to review the projects’ progress, and the scientific necessity of this will be decided upon during the preparation phase of each call. At the end of the projects’ runtime a final meeting will be organised.The project results will be presented to the funding organisations and the AB. The AB will be asked to evaluate the projects with regard to having reached their aims, quality of results, (future) economic exploitation and impact for the field.
  • Project reporting: During this task a reporting system (preferably online) will be developed and implemented. Project coordinators and partners will be asked to deliver mid-term and final project reports. These reports will be assessed by the funding organisations (carried out by the national project managers in charge for the respective projects) and by the AB. Double reporting will be avoided and a system will be employed that answers the needs of the national funding organisations.
  • Evaluation of the joint calls: Each joint call will be analysed with regard to the expectations of the participating researchers and the participating funding organisations, by means of online evaluation forms for both internal ERA-Net and external (researchers) use. The impact of the joint call will be assessed and lessons learnt for any future joint calls will be drawn. The different implementation steps will be analysed and evaluated, both from the view of the funded researchers as well as from the view of the participating funding organisations. The results of this evaluation will be used in work package 4 to improve the future joint calls, and ultimately in work package 7, in designing processes for a self-sustained network.