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Workshop report performance assessment of public research, technology and development programmes

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On June 17-18, 2004, the European Commission (DG Information Society and DG Research) and the Washington Research Evaluation Network (WREN) sponsored a two-day high-level policy workshop at the Commission on the evaluation of publicly-funded R&D. The aim was to open up a broad range of issues relating to the design, management and performance-assessment of publicly-funded RTD programmes. The emphasis of the main speakers was on challenging the status quo and gaining a better understanding of current leading-edge practice in the measurement and evaluation of the innovation, competitiveness and societal aspects of the research. Presenters and panelists were drawn from a wide range of interest groups across the research and evaluation community, from both public and private sectors, in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australasia. There were 115 participants in total.
This executive summary sets out the key conclusions of the group and the body of the report contains a synopsis of the speakers� presentations. The secretariat has assembled a compendium of materials from the conference, including a list of participants (Annex 1), and a set of presentation slides is available at x_en.htm

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Information Society, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2004, 32 pp, free of charge
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ISBN: ISBN 92-894-8167-6
Record Number: 200518205 / Last updated on: 2005-07-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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