Impact assessment of National Research Programmes (NRP)
The mission of National Research Programmes (NRPs) is to contribute to the solution of pressing problems of our age. An analysis of three NRPs now sheds light on the impact of the NRP funding scheme as a whole - in academia and, to a greater extent, in politics and society.
The consulting firm Technopolis analysed three recently completed NRPs, namely NRP 59 "Benefits and Risks of the Deliberate Release of Genetically Modified Plants", NRP 60 "Gender Equality" and NRP 61 "Sustainable Water Management". Based on the analysis, Technopolis was able to draw a number of conclusions with regard to the NRP scheme as a whole.
in its assessment the work includes NRP 59 – Benefits and Risks of the Deliberate Release of Genetically Modified Plants. Several SPSW members cooperated in this research effort.