Career Tracking

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.

We are convinced that in the long run a European Research Career Observatory 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.

As an initial means we will launch a joint International Platform for Research Career Tracking and Monitoring with the aim of providing orientation on how to set up surveys, studies and/or career tracking systems based on international good practice.