(2014 – 2015) EC/Dg Research

Analysis of the role and engagement of universities with regard to participation in the framework programmes

analysis of the participation of universities in the context of the framework programmes of research and technological development (FP4-FP7) in terms of motivation, partnerships created and scientific output. The analysis also investigates reasons for rejection and paths of non-successful proposals. A mix of methods is used, including: statistical analysis of combined databases, social network analysis, case studies and interviews. The study aims at providing an input to the ex post evaluation of the 7th Framework Programme