All Partnerships must formulate their own monitoring framework based on the general, specific, and operational objectives at programme level, allowing progress towards achieving the respective Partnership goals to be tracked.

Such monitoring frameworks should focus on Partnership-specific objectives and indicators, represent low burden and be comparable in terms of standards and methodology. The proposed frameworks should allow for an assessment over time of achievements, impacts and potential needs for corrective measures.

Accordingly, the monitoring of European Partnerships needs to track progress towards specific policy objectives, deliverables, and key performance indicators (KPIs).  

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) established between the EOSC Association and the European Commission, together with the associated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, describe an initial set of KPIs for the EOSC Partnership.

Performance against these KPIs will need to be reported with input from EOSC Association members. This will place a requirement on members to complete surveys and/or questionnaires as appropriate.

The EOSC Association Board continues to refine these KPIs with the EC, but we anticipate that this data collection requirement of members will commence in the very near future.

The monitoring framework can continue to be developed until October 2021 and this will be discussed with the EOSC Association membership. It should be further noted that the Partnership Board will approve the monitoring framework.

The input of EOSC Association Members in informing progress against this set of KPIs will be a crucial ongoing requirement.