News archive - [Event Announcement & Call for papers] Open Evaluation 2016

The largest conference in Europe dedicated to the evaluation of policies in the field of research, technology and innovation policy will gather academics, evaluators, research managers, authorities and RTI policy makers to debate challenging developments in RTI policy and their effects on evaluation theory and practice.

The conference addresses new actor settings, approaches and themes in RTI policy evaluation. Thus, the term OPEN EVALUATION signals openness towards new values, new stakeholders and beneficiaries and new approaches and themes in RTI policies and RTI evaluations.

Call for papers

The conference aims to attract papers and posters that contribute to providing theoretical concepts and practical approaches to forward next generation of STI policy evaluation designs and approaches. It also invites contributions that critically discuss methodological issues and normative challenges concerning STI policy evaluation. We encourage and highly welcome critical, trans- and interdisciplinary abstracts in the topic areas outlined below.

1) Changing the role of evaluation of RTI policy to incorporate new values, RRI and new forms of science

2) New evaluation approaches in data, methods, indicators and their interpretation

3) RTI policy evaluation in the policy-making process

4) Social innovation, societal impact, societal challenges

5) Evaluation approaches for policies and programmes in social sciences and humanities (SSH)

6) Challenges and new approaches to evaluate European RTI policies and programmes

Find here the extended topic description.


Deadline for extended abstracts (of 3 to 5 pages including references): 15 April, 2016

Confirmation acceptance: 30 June, 2016

Revised extended abstracts for booklet of abstracts: 2 October, 2016

Please submit your extended abstract here.


FWF, the Austrian Science Fund, provides a grant to this conference, which will be used to support the participation of young researchers. Young researchers (up to 35 years), whose extended abstracts or poster presentations will be selected by the Scientific Committee, can send an eMail to the registration manager ( requesting for a grant to cover parts of their travel and registration costs. Depending on the number of requests the organisers intend to waive the registration fee and to subsidy the accommodation costs.

More information is available here: Open Evaluation 2016

International Scientific Conference on RTI Policy Evaluation organised by

Geographical focus
  • International; Other
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on February 2, 2016
Modified on February 2, 2016