R&D Evaluation 2016
Methods, Experiences and New Approaches
A Four-Day Training Course for R&D Evaluators and Government Officials
28 November – 1 December 2016, Enschede, The Netherlands
Mrs. Evelien Bonte
Phone +31 (0)53 489 3353
R&D evaluation now occurs regularly. Governmental programs have ex-ante, midterm and final evaluations. Institutes and centres are evaluated. University research groups are assessed.
R&D evaluation is important in terms of accountability and quality control. Since the 1990s, R&D evaluation has also become important in strategic decision making, identifying strengths, weaknesses and opportunities, and assessing the appropriateness of R&D policy measures.
The challenge to professional evaluators, and to government and other officials responsible for R&D evaluation, is to design and conduct tailor-made evaluation exercises that serve policy needs and strategic aims. The course builds on the methods and experiences in various R&D evaluation practices to show that R&D evaluation can be done systematically. It offers a catalogue of R&D evaluation methods and techniques, as a firm base for designing or assessing an evaluation exercise.
Who should attend?
- Government officials who commission R&D evaluation studies, or are required to interpret the results of such studies
- Actual or potential R&D evaluation professionals who want to improve their understanding and skills.
Experience in social science research, evaluation or with R&D policy is recommended.