On behalf of the BMBWF, the certified expert, Horst Eidenberger, in cooperation with WPZ Research, carried out the evaluation of the research infrastructure database in the period from summer 2022 to spring 2023 (see Eidenberger et al. 2023, BMBWF-Forschungsinfrastruktur-Datenbank: Evaluierungsstudie 2022, https://forschungsinfrastruktur.bmbwf.gv.at/downloads/FID-Evaluierung-Projektbericht-Final-V4-accessible.pdf)

(Austrian Research Infrastructure Database 2023, published on 12 December 2023)

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A mix of methods including a monitoring data analysis, focus groups, in-depth interviews and international benchmarking was chosen for the evaluation. The core result of the evaluation is that the BMBWF has successfully developed the content and technology of the research infrastructure database in recent years. The research infrastructure database also plays a pioneering role in international comparison and offers both science and industry the added value of up-to-date information on cooperative research infrastructures (see also RTI 2023, Research and Technology Report, pp. 136-137, https://www.bmbwf.gv.at/dam/jcr:34611cfa-263e-4854-840e-a606dc0c02d2/FTB_2023_EN_bf.pdf).