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For more than ten years, the obligation to perform a research evaluation of the JRC's activities has been included in the Council decisions on research programmes. From 1984 to 1986 eight Peer Panel reviews were performed, one for each programme, and these were followed by an overall assessment by the JRC Scientific Council. For the research programme 1988-1991, mid-term and final evaluations were entrusted to expert panels for the whole JRC. For the last programme, 1992-1994, a new approach was introduced by charging Visiting Groups to perform an evaluation of each JRC Institute. Internal evaluation through questionnaires and bibliometric analyses were also attempted. The merits of the various approaches are highlighted and specific considerations are briefly discussed concerning the control and the support function of the evaluations, quantitative and qualitative assessments, distributed and centralised evaluations, and single and multi-stage evaluations.

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Authors: RINALDINI C, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: First International Conference on the Evaluation of Research, Technology and Development, Thessaloniki (GR), April 26-28, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38956 ORA
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