Science and Innovation Policy Evaluation Repository (SIPER)

SIPER provides evaluation reports of research and innovation policy measures from numerous countries with a focus on EU or OECD countries and aims at being a central online source for evaluations of research and innovation policy measures. The focus is on two target groups: scientists and (political) decision-makers. The reports provided are thus intended both to provide a data basis for scientific research and inspire the development of new research questions, and to support policy learning and the development of evidence-based measures/programmes in the STI field.

The SIPER repository was developed during RISIS 1 (Research Infrastructure for Science and Innovation Studies) and is to be updated, extended and interlinked with other RISIS data sets as a sub-project of RISIS 2.

  • Updating/extending the current data stock for the period since 2017
  • Development of an ontology for assessing the performance and the goal achievement of the individual measures/programmes
  • Interlinking SIPER with other RISIS data sets and the STIP Compass implemented by the OECD

  • Continuous searching for new evaluation reports from the RTI sector
  • Coding of the reports according to a predefined scheme
  • Development of ontologies for the text-analytical detection of predefined keywords

  • Provision of the coded reports via an online portal including a search mask and the possibility of free text input
  • Creation of new insights into the RTI sector through links to other RISIS data sets with a different thematic focus




European Commission


  • EIFFEL Université Gustave Eiffel (Ex UPEM)
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
  • POLIMI Politecnico di Milano
  • CNR Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • LEIDEN Leiden Universiteit
  • USFD University of Sheffield
  • USI Università della Svizzera Italiana
  • JOANNEUM Joanneum Research
  • UOS University of Sussex
  • DZHW German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies
  • STRATHCLYDE University of Strathclyde
  • SAPIENZA Università degli Studi di Roma – La Sapienza
  • NIFU Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education
  • CSIC Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
  • SNI The Samuel Neaman Institute
  • TC CAS Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences
  • ATHENA RC Athena Research and Innovation Center