The study, carried out on behalf of the European Commission Joint Research Centre, sheds light on scientific research within the EU that is funded outside the traditional funding systems and performed by both traditional stakeholders such as university governance, as well as new stakeholders such as the public sector, industry and the private sector. The goal of the study is to identify whether alternative funding instruments in science are a policy-relevant trend, and to analyze which specific opportunities and challenges they pose to EU policy in this domain. The study will therefore result in an enhanced understanding of alternative funding mechanisms for scientific research that already exist and that are likely to emerge within EU, providing insightful policy implications relevant for today and the future.

Link to the project blog

Report “Analysis of Emerging Reputation and Funding Mechanisms in the Context of Open Science 2.0”