FWC COM LOT 1: EU CBRN Risk Mitigation "Centres of Excellence" initiative – Support to the Commission – Definition of Key Impact Indicators
The overall objective of the project is to provide support to DEVCO in the definition and implementation of the following elements:
• Definition of the baseline for Impact measurement;
• List of Key Impact Indicators relevant with the initiative;
• Methodology to collect relevant data and to measure impact;
• Methodology to judge the significance of changes brought about by the initiative.
Measuring success of the CBRN Centres of Excellence initiative should be a complex process, which can no longer be solely addressed using quantitative measurements or other existing metrics. Current systems for measuring success often omit added-value factors that cannot readily be quantified in the short term especially when goals and objectives are largely unquantifiable (e.g. building a safety culture, strengthening partnership, engagement of scientists, etc.). The approach to developing metrics must ensure that measures are not overly complicated or generate an unnecessary administrative burden with the risk of becoming counterproductive