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Researchers’ Report 2012, 2013, 2014

Annual integrated report on the research profession in Europe

Deloitte has supported the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, in making an annual assessment of the progress made on the European Research Area (ERA), by producing an integrated report on the research profession in 38 countries.

Researchers’ Report

Monitoring the research profession in Europe

The reports aimed to provide a reliable, complete and up-to-date picture of the research profession in Europe (in 38 countries), taking into account country-specific (policy) contexts.

In particular, the reports presented information on the stock of researchers per country, their employment and social security situation, income and mobility flows, relating this to compliance with the Innovation Union commitments (European Commission, “Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative Innovation Union”), setting out objectives for Member States in the context of human resource policies and practices in research.

The annual reports, the annexes, scorecards, good practices and 38 country profiles.

Annual monitoring

through a set of KPIs and an annual questionnaire

The study team developed an annual assessment of the progress made in 38 countries and in the EU against China, Japan, and the USA, by collecting and analysing:

  • Approx. 60 pre-defined indicators on various aspects of the research profession;
  • An online questionnaire of approx. 50 (open) questions;
  • An extensive desk research.
     
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