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Evaluation, Studies and Monitoring

The DFG uses evaluations to assess its funding programmes and policies and to identify dynamics in the research landscape. It can then improve its processes and programmes and align them with these dynamics. Infobriefs and quantitative and evaluative studies ensure the transparency of funding activities. Evaluation standards are used to formulate the quality requirements for evaluative studies and the evaluation process.


Evaluation Standards
The evaluation standards frame the DFG’s quality requirements for evaluative studies and the evaluation process. These standards are used to measure every evaluation project the DFG commissions or that is carried out on its behalf.


Evaluation and quantitative studies assess the impact of funding programmes and serve to increase transparency in funding activities.


DFG Infobriefs
This online service presents abridged versions of the statistical results on topics relevant to the DFG's funding programmes.


Monitoring Equal Opportunity
This section deals with the proportion of female applicants relative to the total number of proposals submitted to the DFG and the degree of representation of women on the DFG’s decision-making bodies.


Annual Surveys in Coordinated Programmes
The DFG carries out regular surveys of funded graduate schools, clusters of excellence, Collaborative Research Centres and Research Training Groups to collect information about the individuals who participate in them and professorships that have been set up.

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