PPMI is about to kick-start one of the largest firm’s projects ever, Tracking of Research Results. Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) has chosen PPMI led consortium to apply state of the art data collection and analysis methods to trace the results of publicly funded researches.
The goal of this study is to enable policy makers in the Research and Innovation Family to gain access to a richer and more complete set of information that would contribute to their policy making operations. This will be achieved through four tasks: (1) design of a methodology for tracking research results, (2) setting up a repository of data sources and collection of data, (3) analysis of and reporting on the collected data, and (4) training of Commission staff.
The scope includes the projects funded under FP7 Cooperation Specific Programme, covering approximately 8000 projects, covering 5 types of instruments and 10 thematic areas. This tracking will be done through 14 indicators including output, outcome, impact and other indicators. The data source will be European Commission repositories, CORDIS, OpenAire the Open Data Portal as well as other data sources.
The 4 year project will be completed in cooperation with Ontotex, Intrasoft and Fraunhofer ISI with PPMI as the leading partner.