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A Survey on Monitoring Innovation and Societal Impact of EU-funded Research: Factual Summary Report


The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC), in collaboration with the EC Directorate General for Research and Innovation initiated an activity to define suitable indicators to retrospectively assess the impact of European Union (EU)-funded research. To this aim, the JRC conducted a survey addressed to current and former participants of EC-funded research projects in the fields of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, breast cancer, and prostate cancer. This summary report provides a brief factual overview of the replies received, with information on the respondents as well as the number of responses and range of opinions. The replies gathered through this survey will help the European Commission assess how EU-funded research activities have contributed to innovation and impact.