R&D in statistics Workprogramme 2000 Inserted in the IST programme Nearly the same structure - CPA8 Main efforts –Not enough covered area –Non-RTD actions (Networks, clusters, Transfer of technology,...) –Participation of associated countries –SINE: Call for tenders
R&D in statistics CPA8: Statistical tools, methods, indicators & applications for the Information Society 1 Objectives: To develop new statistical tools, methods and indicators exploiting information society technologies. To demonstrate and disseminate their use in information society applications while serving the needs of official statistics within the European Statistical System. Focus: Statistical datamining, statistical modelling, representation and analysis of non- numerical data, the use of administrative data (particularly business registers) for statistical purposes, statistical disclosure control and improvements in quality and in timely and low-cost data production. Definition, measurement and exploitation of new socio-economic statistical indicators for the Information Society. RTD work should aim to exploit best practice in software development and networked, distributed information systems. Types of actions addressed:RTD, thematic networks, best practice actions, non-take-up accompanying measures. Links with WP1999:Refocus of AL V.1.4 (CPA4) on “New Indicators and Statistical Methods” 1 This cross-programme action will be elaborated in co-ordination with Eurostat.
R&D in statistics Workprogramme 2001 In preparation Likely the same structure Extension of SINE and TTK activities Emphasis on “clusters” Call at the beginning of the year 2001
R&D in statistics Scope of tools and methods Defined in Workprogramme 2000 Guided in EPROS: Tools and methods EPROS: A list of research topics organized by NORIS and examples Non-prescriptive and non-exhaustive Soft and fuzzy limits of research scope Open categories for each topic
R&D in statistics SINE Statistical Indicators of the New Economy In Workprogramme 2000: Definition, measurement and exploitation of new socio-economic statistical indicators for the information society
R&D in statistics Clusters Co-operation and co-ordination of projects For integration, standardisation, dissemination, … Some themes: –metadata –data collection –data dissemination –...
R&D in statistics Common Infrastructure Demonstration centre Network members (NSI, Academia, …) Network members (NSI, Academia, …) Network members (NSI, Banks, …) Topic support centre SPECIALISED COMPETENCE NETWORK Network members (NSI, Academia, …) Network members (NSI, Academia, …) Network members (NSI, Banks, …) Topic support centre SPECIALISED COMPETENCE NETWORK Network members (NSI, Academia, …) Network members (NSI, Academia, …) Network members (NSI, Banks, …) Topic support centre SPECIALISED COMPETENCE NETWORK Demonstration centre User TTK initiative
R&D in statistics Who can participate (RTD)? Under normal funding conditions - obligations –Organisms from E.U. (+JRC) –Organisms from associated countries: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta, Israel, Switzerland, Norway Self-financed - conform with Community interest –Non-associated European and Mediterranean partner countries –Countries with S&T Agreement –International organisations Self-financed - conform with Community interest - substantial added value for programmes –Other countries
R&D in statistics Consortia (RTD) Consortia of at least two legal entities (from E.U. or one from E.U. and one from Associated countries) - in most activities Consortium structure and size appropriate to objectives
R&D in statistics Consortia (RTD) Consortia : NSI’s, Universities, Research Bodies, Industry, … Status One coordinator contractor: signs contract - liaise to IST programme Contractors: signs contract - jointly and severally liable Assistant Contractors (in R&D and Demo): signs contract - restricted liability and rights Sub-Contractors: signs with contractor Support from Commission Partner search facilities, Commission infodesk, National contact points, IST Info Day: http://www.cordis.lu Support from Eurostat Partner search facilities, Eurostat infodesk, EPROS I.D.: http://europa.eu.int/en/comm/eurostat/research/retd
R&D in statistics Rules for financial participation Research RTD Actions (50%) Demonstration Actions (technical viability) (35%) Combined actions IST & CPA8 main actions Full cost (50% funding) 80 % flat rate overhead on labour on request for all organisations Actual overhead to be demonstrated Analytical accounting (Com. decision) Additional costs basis (100% funding) 20% flat rate overhead No analytical accounting
R&D in statistics Evaluation criteria Scientific and technological quality and innovation Community added value and contribution to E.U. policies Contribution to Community social objectives Economic development and S&T prospects Management and resources WEIGHTS
R&D in statistics Suggested readings... IST Workprogramme 2000 (and 2001) EPROS Overview Tools and Methods SINE - Statistical indicators for the new economy TTK - Transfer of technology and know-how Guidelines for proposers Guidelines for evaluators
R&D in statistics Information http://europa.eu.int/en/comm/ eurostat/research/retd http://www.cordis.lu email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org International Information Day Brussels - 30 March 2000 (provisional)