The Research Council of Norway, Division for innovation, Division for research, the Department for Research-driven Innovation, invites to an open tender contest for an agreement on the evaluation of the Centre for Research-Driven Innovation, henceforth also referred to as SFI.
SFI is the Research Council's principal system for long-term research and innovation co-operation between the Research and Development environments and the industry and commerce. The SFI scheme has been in operation for 10 years and the Research Council has from the beginning granted funding and pledges for approx. 3 300 000 000 NOK for 38 different SFI consortiums.
The Research Council now wishes to conduct an evaluation of the SFI scheme as a policy instrument. The objective of the evaluation is to examine if the SFI scheme has, up until now, complied with the paramount objectives and expectations given when the evaluation is initiated, and receive input on adaptations and alterations that could be implemented in the future, in order to provide increased goal achievements as well as increased utility value for the scheme.
We refer to the attached assignment description for further information (the tender documentation annex 1 — assignment description and annex 2 — mandate).
The Research Council of Norway, c/o the Science Division, Humanities and Social Sciences, invites tenderers to an open tender contest for a contract for a subject secretariat for evaluating research and education quality in social studies.
The Reseach Council of Norway shall evaluate Norwegian social science research (SAMEVAL). The project started in autumn 2016 and shall be completed summer 2018. The subject areas that are covered are social economics, sociology, political science, social geography, social anthropology and economic-administrative subjects. The aim of the Research Council of Norway's subject evaluations is to get a critical review of Norwegian research when seen in an international perspective, as well as to obtain recommendations on measures that can promote quality and efficiency in the research. The evaluation includes institutions that work on social science research in the university and university college sector and in the institute sector. A total of 32 institutions have registered researchers for the evaluation: 18 from the university and university college sector and 14 from the institute sector.
See tender documentation for further information.
Within Cooperation between Norway, represented by the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA), Romania, represented by the National Commission for Nuclear Activites Control (CNCAN), and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), a joint radiation emergency exercise is going to be conducted in Romania in October 2016. To lead and oversee the planning and execution of this exercise, NRPA needs an external consutant.