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Tender: Evaluation study of the impact of framework programme supported research on EU excellence in social sciences and humanities (SSH)

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Research has launched a call for tenders for a study that will seek to evaluate the impact of FP SSH research (supported by the socio-economic key action of FP5) on European science and establish appropriate benchmarks for such exercises in the future. The aim of the study is to assess the impact of European research on advancement of knowledge in SSH, as well as on the quality and performance of European research. It will:

  • address the impact of scientific publications that come from teams that have participated in FP5 projects, through citation analysis and
  • build benchmarks to establish the 'status' of the programme in the international scientific scene.

This will provide indications as to how well the FP supported SSH projects perform in relation to their 'ex ante' assessments, and it will also provide suitable baselines for future 'ex post' evaluations.

Budget: maximum EUR 250 000

Deadline: 14 October 2008

European Commission