Following the invitation by the Competitiveness Council of 29 May 2018, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) established a Working Group (WG) to develop a common approach across Research Infrastructures to monitor their performance based on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The KPIs proposed in the following report should provide a comprehensive framework ranging from input to outcome indicators. They will be used in the periodic review of ESFRI Landmarks and moreover, they should be useful and may be adopted by a wider range of RIs, funding authorities and stakeholders. The KPIs were developed to address the most commonly held objectives of pan-European RIs, to ensure that they are likely to be relevant and adopted by the widest range of RIs, and they were tested against the RACER criteria, i.e. they had to be Relevant, Accepted, Credible, Easy to monitor, Robust. The WG is aware that novel methods, such as those based on altmetrics are likely to significantly modify the approach to monitoring in the future. However, currently, they do not meet the RACER criteria and were not considered in the development of the system. Further details of each KPI are given in the report below.
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