Monitoring and evaluating IST research - call for tenders

June 21, 2004

Brussels, 18 Jun 2004

The European Commission has published a call for tenders for the monitoring and evaluation of information society technologies (IST) research: results and impact indicators.

The contractor would be expected to provide a sound and comprehensive basis for high quality evaluative evidence for the systematic monitoring and assessment of the IST RTD (research and technological development) effects (results and impacts) at 'Strategic-Objective' (S.O.) level.

The study will mainly focus on i) the 'causality links', and ii) the mechanisms to collect and compile information or data from multiple sources. More specifically, the study will:

- Analyse the relevance and appropriateness of the set of indicators defined for each S.O. of the IST work programme for 2003 to 2004, recommend improvements, and document in a clear, systematic, and coherent way the intervention logic and the causal links between: a) the objectives set, and b) the supported RTD actions and their effects. It will include both analysis from close-up, detailed observation of all Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) IST RTD actions, which is part of the empirical evidence; and analysis from research, and review and other secondary sources relevant to IST supported research;

- Assess data collection arrangements and complement those already in place through Integrated Projects and support actions with a targeted collection of indicator data; and ensure that information or data indicating qualitative or quantitative values of IST RTD effects derived from multiple processes and sources are compiled in a coherent way;

- Provide information consisting mainly of a set of tables with key figures and statistical data for 2004 as a basis for future prospective analyses to support an ex-ante assessment for IST RTD in FP7.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General Information Society
Attn: Frans de Bruïne
BU29 07/04
B-1049 Brussels
Tel +32 2 296 85 38
Fax +32 2 296 2575

To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address: ST=Seek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCI D=0099138-2004
Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 5.7.2004.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 12.7.2004.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities

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