What are the principles underpinning Research & Innovation Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3)? What are the core-indicators to monitor RIS3 sound implementation? Where can one find the key data-sources needed to monitor them? Produced by DG JRC, the new Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) on monitoring is now available for free. It is open to anyone interested in monitoring knowledge-based regional development, and in particular Smart Specialisation Strategies.