The results generated through EC funded projects represent a considerable part of health research in Europe. Access to high-quality information on these research activities & results is therefore critical for planning & strategic decision making, and hence strengthening the involved stakeholders' innovation capabilities. The objective of HealthCompetence is to ensure an adequate access to this information by implementing a web-based Monitoring Tool that makes key information on all FP6&7 Health related projects, including thereto related competencies and results, accessible to its stakeholders (project coordinators, scientists, technology transfer officers, policy makers & programme managers within academia, industry & the European Commission). The Monitoring Tool serves to support the stakeholders in their efforts to find collaboration partners, do benchmarking, analyse networks and get answers to European policy issues. HealthCompetence will take the results of LifeCompetence, developed by one of the Consortium members, as a starting point for implementation. LifeCompetence has resulted in a popular web platform "making research competencies accessible", based on projects funded by FP6 Life Science & Health. HealthCompetence will broaden the content to make the competence profiles more complete and enable answers to tech transfer issues by integrating information on the projects’ results from public databases on publications, patents & technology offers. The results will also be deepened to ensure a continuously reliable data quality. As satisfactory data quality for monitoring cannot be achieved only through automatic means, the project will also implement systematic and efficient validation processes combined with versatile possibilities to use and get value from the information. The project partners & management structure integrate all key stakeholders to ensure the end results match their needs and the operation of the Monitoring Tool becomes sustainable.
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