WWTF puts a strong emphasis on a comprehensive evaluation culture to assure the quality both WWTF's procedures and outcomes. WWTF is - as a member of the Austrian Platform for Research & Technology Policy Evaluation (fteval) - participating in overall discussions on the evaluation in Austria and beyond. The platform issues also standards for evaluation for RDI policies. 

Evaluation matrix of WWTF:

   Ex ante   Interim  Ex post
  • International peer review and ...
  • international expert juries for the calls

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  • Annual reporting and monitoring
  • Site visit
  • "Escalation scenario" for outliers (performance, non-compliance, scientific misconduct)
  • Output/outcome evaluation (through re-reviews and expert feedback)
  • Assessment of thematic priorities based on defined criteria (additionality, critical mass, ...) 
  • Evaluation of call themes after call decisions / ex post call evaluation with regard to target achievement
  • Regular evaluations of WWTF funding instruments (as part of more comprehensive evaluations)
  • Strategy process 2002
  • Continuous discussion with WWTF boards




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