Research Indicators of Progress
Periodic, mid-term and final reports will provide information on the following indicators of progress:
B. 3.1.1 Research Activities
- General progress with research activities programmed at individual, participant team and network level. Possible problems encountered and nature/justification for adjustments, if any, to the original research work plan and/or timetable.
- Highlights of scientific achievements and recognitions (innovative developments, scientific/technological breakthrough, publications, patents, awards and prizes etc.).
- Progress on cross interaction among disciplines and between academic and industrial partners, other stakeholders or relevant users groups.
- Specialist exchange among network teams and visit of Senior Researchers from inside and/or outside the network.
- Individual and joint publications, directly related to the work undertaken within the project (including citation index).
B. 3.1.2 Training Activities
- General progress with training programmed at individual, participant team and network level (Career development Plan, supervision, coaching or mentoring in place at each host institution).
- The rate of recruitment of ESR/ER for each participant and for the network as a whole (ratio person-months filled/offered) and time and duration of each individual appointment. This will be compared to the planning, which expects 396 PM for ESR and 48 PM for ER, resulting in 89% of PM allotted to ESR for the whole network, and which expects appointments of 36 PM for all ESR and of 24 PM for all ER.
- The nature and justification for any deviation from the original plan (as refereed to table A3.1 of part C) or adjustments, if any, to the original research work plan and/or timetable.
- The number and place of the short visits/secondments undertaken or organised by each ESR and ER within the network (full participant and associated members including number of visits of the ESR and ER to their home scientific community).
- Participation in training events and network meetings (workshops, seminars, summer schools, etc.) and to international conferences (number, names, place, date).
- Achievements regarding the acquisition of complementary skills (for example: project management, presentation skills, scientific writing, ethics, intellectual property rights, communication, entrepreneurship).
- Level of satisfaction of the trainees (e.g. as expressed in response to questionnaire and their expectation to present their PhD thesis and when.).
- Highlights on more particularly innovative developments (novel concepts, approaches, methods and / or products) and on wider societal and/or ethical components of the project, such as public outreach activities.
- Participation of fellows in international conferences / dissemination of their own results.
B. 3.1.3 Management and impact
- Effectiveness of networking, communication and decision-making between partners (at all levels: co-ordinator, team leaders, supervisor, ESRs and ERs), between the network and the REA, and with the Industrial and/or other relevant stakeholders.
- Effectiveness of the recruitment strategy in terms of equal opportunities (including gender balance) and open competition at international level.
- Effectiveness of the “training events and conferences” open to external participants and integration in the training programme.
- Effective contribution of the Visiting Researcher to the research training programme.
- Development of any specific planning and management tool(s) and databases management of intellectual property and commercialisation of network research output (if applicable).
- Nature and justification for adjustments, if any, to the original training plan and/or timetable (e.g., opportunities for new collaborations regarding training activities).