The European Commission (EU) has launched a new online information platform, named ERAWATCH on research systems and policies within the European Union.
ERAWATCH supports the ongoing construction of the European Research Area (ERA) by providing policy makers and policy analysts working in the field of science and research with condensed and updated information and analysis on the development of research systems and policies in all Member States of the European Union plus selected other countries. ERAWATCH contains information on recent policy documents, research programmes, funding agencies, research performance as well as major indicators like expenditure, publications and patents. It is a user driven service. Its users can access and customise the way information is presented and downloaded. They are also invited to provide feedback so the service can be developed and improved