European Research Area Progress Report 2016: ERA Monitoring Handbook

February 2017

The European Research Area (ERA) Monitoring Handbook of indicators has been developed to accompany the 2016 ERA Monitoring Report. It provides guidance on the theoretical underpinnings, the collection of data and the calculation of all indicators presented in the main report and the individual country profiles. Also included is a discussion of any pertinent considerations for the use of data on progress towards the common ERA at the organizational, Member State/Associated Country and/or European level.

This Handbook aims to provide specific guidelines and recommendations concerning the necessary data and indicators for monitoring progress around the six ERA priorities for each Member State/Associated Country at country and organizational level.

The Handbook serves as a resource detailing the relevant guidelines for the collection of quantitative and qualitative data pertaining to relevant information in implementing the ERA Monitoring Mechanism. Upon future developments and new additions to the ERA Monitoring Mechanism (EMM), the data collection instruments included in the Handbook will be revised accordingly. As such, it is designed to reflect the state of the art in the mapping and monitoring of the ERA.

Read the ERA Monitoring Handbook [PDF].

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