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issue: Achieving Suggestion: Rationalisation of communication impact through - Research projects undertaken in relation to societal challenges should result in continuous dialogue the highest possible impact to develop scientific solutions for a wide variety of between researchers end-users and end-users/ society throughout - A framework needs to be laid down to secure open access data for all research projects European citizens and the competitiveness of European industry - Research projects undertaken in relation to the societal challenges should result in peer-reviewed articles of the highest quality published in an open access database for European scientific publications - Researchers should be obliged to engage in explaining how their research helps to solve the societal challenges - The mid-term ex-post evaluations of strategic research projects should be available to the public - Extensive use of electronic media should be encouraged; the EU could develop a programme analogous to TED Talks to communicate exciting research results and promote individuals with strong communication skills - More flexible ways of involving external stakeholders (such as NGOs) during research projects should be pursued - Ethical issues in research should be dealt with continuously throughout Horizon 2020 through institutionalised meetings and seminars encompassing all types of stakeholders - Build a stronger role for research organisations in public-private partnerships and recognise the changeability of this role - Random ex-post evaluation should be performed on e.g. 10% of all projects, including explicit peer review of the scientific quality of the outcome; the evaluation should be conducted by unbiased investigators from the evaluator database issue: Putting forward Suggestion: Freedom with responsibility simple requirements for - Horizon 2020 should strive toward a further professionalisation of all research project administration committees to lessen the burden of accountability and improve mutual trust and lessening the between the research community, funders and the public administrative burden on researchers, giving them - Abolish the timesheet requirement for all researchers, including part-time more time for research employees - Develop a simple control system based on trust and good will - Penalise serious violations of trust with immediate closure of projects and the banishment/quarantine of trust violators - Monitoring should be transparent to all parties involved; monitoring and control parameters should be uniform throughout Horizon 2020, leaving no room for interpretation between different legal or scientific officers issue: Facilitating Suggestion: Timely innovation impact by - Increase links between research and higher education, including masters and commercialising the PhD degrees as well as continuing professional education best ideas and bridging the valley - Encourage SME participation by simplifying access rules; a flexible arrangement of death between for SMEs needs to be introduced that allows them to hop on and off projects research and depending on their innovation needs innovation - SME participation should be supported by studying and addressing their professional needs and on that basis enough incentives for SME participation must be created - Include SMEs in relevant research projects through easily-accessed earmarked funds available once the need for SME involvement arises - Build a stronger role for research organisations in public-private partnerships and recognise the changeability of this role 13


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