A constant challenge for the analysis of human resources in science and technology (HRST) for policy needs is the availability of data and the access to databases. Therefore, the objective of this project is the collection and analysis of existing data on researcher careers and the implementation of new surveys and data collection activities. For a selected number of EU countries, trend indicators and intelligence will be developed for researcher stocks, researcher flows, researcher career developments, as well as researcher career motivations.

The project is coordinated by UNU-MERIT, Maastricht.

Project duration

10.10.2006 - 31.07.2007

Project members

Prof. Dr. Christoph Grimpe (Coordinator)
Prof. Dr. Kai Hüschelrath
Dr. Christian Rammer

Cooperation partner

Innovation Research Centre (IKU), Budapest University of Economics, Budapest, HU
International Centre for Research on Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation Management (INCENTIM), Katholische Universität Leuven, Leuven, BE
empirica GmbH, Bonn, DE
Institute for Research on Population and Social Sciences, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Rom, IT
Science and Technology Policy Research Unit , University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, UK
United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht, NL