Monitoring and evaluation/assessment activities both in relation to the network itself or the co-funded projects
Example JPND Monitoring and Evaluation
JPND has established a monitoring and evaluation framework to develop indicators of success for JPND and to monitor the merits of the new Joint Programming approach to performing neurodegenerative disease research on the European level. The framework, fully integrated as an element of JPND, was created as a deliverable of the JUMPAHEAD action. It includes a set of performance indicators and a questionnaire for participating countries to investigate attitudes and opinions towards the JPND initiative.
Example M-ERA-Net Assessment Report
M-ERA.NET has an excellent database, with a lot of well selected data compiled from call operation, proposal evaluation, and from beneficiaries during the lifetime of M-ERA.NET. In addition, data is used in this report which was compiled during the operation of M-ERA.NET predecessors MATERA and MNT-ERA.NET, or displayed in their final assessment reports.1 Furthermore, a SWOT workshop and two web surveys – directed at M-ERA.NET work members and at beneficiaries and proposers – were performed to complete the data base for this assessment.
FACCE JPI’s monitoring and evaluation framework identifies three overall targets: 1) To improve the alignment of national and European research programmes; 2) To increase high quality transnational research activities within food security, agriculture and climate change; 3) To improve the societal impact on the challenge of food security, agriculture and climate change. Monitoring needs to be specifically tailored to the respective joint action or project and provides an integral source of information for the evaluation process. The FACCE JPI evaluation will focus on the organisation, process and outcomes of target 1, which requires a continuous effort and forms the organisational basis of the JPI and will focus on outcomes of targets 2 and 3, which are iterative processes, at a later stage