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As part of a study on the preparation of guidelines for the evaluation of European Community R&D programmes, a survey of current practices and guidelines was conducted in a selection of industrial countries and international organisations, within and outside the Community. The synthesis reports on current practice and guidelines show many different approaches to the evaluation of R&D. Evaluation practices are considerably influenced by the national and/or organisational context. Economic, cultural and political features as well as administrative systems have a strong impact on the role of evaluation in the R&D policy process and the methodological tools considered appropriate for use by evaluators of R&D programmes. Furthermore, it has, by now, been widely acknowledged that basic research, strategic research, applied research and industrial development have different objectives, outputs and timescales, which require different ways of measuring and evaluating the results of R&D programmes.

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Authors: KRULL W, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);SENSI D, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);SOTIRIOU D, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13336 EN (1991) 97 pp., FS, ECU 8.75
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-2232-0
Record Number: 199110417 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en