Ad hoc Working Groups
In May 2018, the Competiveness Council adopted conclusions on Accelerating knowledge circulation in the EU which invites Member States and the Commission within the framework of ESFRI to develop a common approach for monitoring of their (RIs) performance and INVITES the Pan-European Research Infrastructures, on a voluntary basis, to include it in their governance and explore options to support this through the use of Key Performance Indicators”.
 
ESFRI was asked to implement this mandate and set up an ad hoc working group (WG) whose Terms of Reference (ToRs) define its objective as follows: “…to consolidate the existing knowledge on monitoring of RI performance, propose a common approach at European level and explore options to support this through the use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Such KPIs must be easy to use, shall be adjustable to different systems and types of RIs (new as well as existing) and yet robust to ensure high a level of confidence. They could serve as one element of the monitoring carried out by RIs and their governance bodies to monitor their performance.”