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Call for tenders relating to a study under the Sixth Framework Programme [...] Priority7: "Citizens and Governance in a knowledge based society", Open Procedure (2005/S 78-074923), Terms of Reference

Funded under: FP6-CITIZENS

Abstract

DG Research of the European Commission is responsible for implementing the Sixth Framework Programme for RTD. The Work Programme 2004-2006 for Priority 7 "Citizens and Governance in a knowledge based society" of the Specific Programme "Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area", includes Research Area 8 "Actions to promote the European Research Area in the social sciences and humanities and their contribution to the knowledge based society in Europe." Within this Research Area 8, it is stated under point 8.4.1 that "the basis of European R&D indicators and statistics in the field of social sciences and humanities" should be developed in order to devise appropriate indicators to support policies for Social Sciences and Humanities.
There are relatively few indicators for R&D expenditure and human resources in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) by comparison with the other fields of sciences. Yet, it is important to fill in existing gaps in statistical information on Social Sciences and Humanities R&D expenditure and human resources and to improve the quality of information in order to compare performances. Furthermore, there is a need to examine whether research activities in the Social Sciences and Humanities differ from those in the area of natural sciences and engineering upon which the existing technical definitions and concepts of the traditional Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) indicators are largely based.

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Record Number: 6833 / Last updated on: 2005-04-22
Category: SUPP