EXPERIENCE ON RESEARCH EVALUATION AT THE JOINT RESEARCH-CENTER OF THEEUROPEAN-COMMISSION

Authors
Citation
C. Rinaldini, EXPERIENCE ON RESEARCH EVALUATION AT THE JOINT RESEARCH-CENTER OF THEEUROPEAN-COMMISSION, Scientometrics, 34(3), 1995, pp. 519-525
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NO
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Information Science & Library Science","Information Science & Library Science
Journal title
ISSN journal
0138-9130
Volume
34
Issue
3
Year of publication
1995
Pages
519 - 525
Database
ISI
SICI code
0138-9130(1995)34:3<519:EOREAT>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
Since more than 10 years, the obligation to perform a research evaluat ion about the JRC activities is included in Council decisions on resea rch programmes. From 1984 to 1986 eight Peer Panels reviews were perfo rmed, one for each programme, and they were followed by an overall ass essment by the JRC Scientific Council. For the research programme 1988 -1991, a mid-term and a final evaluations were entrusted to expert Pan els for the all JRC. For the last programme, 1992-1994, a new approach was introduced by charging Visiting Groups to perform an evaluation o f each JRC Institute. Internal evaluation through questionnaires and b ibliometric analyses were also attempted at JRC. The merits of the var ious approaches are highlighted and specific considerations are shortl y discussed concerning the ''control'' and the ''support'' function of the evaluations, quantitative and qualitative assessments, distribute d or centralised evaluations, single or multi-stage evaluations.