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Research organisations are accountable vis-à-vis their researchers and society at large to show that their programmes achieve the desired impact and that scarce resources are well spent. Tracking and monitoring researchers’ careers are important elements in this respect in order to assess the impact of investment in research career development.
The ESF/Science Connect offers tailored career tracking services performing surveys of researchers for interested research funding and performing organisations on a regular basis. These allow them to assess the impact of investment in research career development and to analyse practices aimed at the development of research careers.
Our career tracking services involve:
We are convinced that in the long run a European Research Career Tracking Platform will be essential to create transparency regarding the challenges, bottlenecks and opportunities of research careers and to help research organisations to better tailor their policies and activities to researchers’ needs.