• Evaluations (E)

As an independent consultative body to the Federal Council, the SSC periodically examines on behalf of the Federal Departement of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER the Swiss policy on research and innovation promotion. For this purpose, the Council undertakes evaluations, assessments of multi-year plans and studies on the effectiveness of federal measures. The results of these examinations contribute, along with the recommendations of the Council, to developing scientific quality in Switzerland.

Evaluations can touch upon scientific institutions, funding instruments, funding agencies or government’s measures (see RIPA, Art. 54). The main method used by the SSC is the peer review process conducted by members of the Council and/or by external experts specialised in the scientific field under consideration. (For further specification see the note about SSC procedures and methodological choices.)

For each term of the Swiss Science Council (SSC), the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) commissions various evaluations, assessments and  impact measurements. The most recent reports from these activities appear at the top of the following list.

Preceding analyses of the SSC related to funding under Art. 15 RIPA: