Evaluation of the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA) Since 2020, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has been funding the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA). The aim of GLOHRA is to strengthen global health research in Germany by networking qualified researchers, promoting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research projects and scientific events, supporting young scientists and strengthening cross-sectoral cooperation in Germany and internationally with partners. inspire research has been commissioned by the GLOHRA Secretariat at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin to evaluate the extent to which the Alliance has succeeded in achieving the desired goals in terms of national and international networking and cross-sectoral cooperation in recent years.
Postdocs are a central target group of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's programmes and sponsorship schemes. In order to succeed to provide qualified applicants with tailored and attractive offers in the global competition for the "best young minds" in science, inspire research is supporting the Humboldt Foundation in the development and implementation of a postdoctoral needs analysis. The Humboldt Foundation would like to use the needs analysis to get to know the current generation of academic postdocs more systematically in order to be able to address and close any gaps in the current range of programmes. The results of the needs analysis are incorporated into the Foundation's strategic programme development processes.
The Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) from 2017 to 2021 conducted five bilateral RTI calls with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People's Republic of China, and with the Chinese provinces of Guangdong and Zhejiang, the results of which were evaluated by inspire research. The BMK's goal in the first joint calls was to enable Austrian innovation actors to dock onto the Chinese science and research system. In the later calls, the main motivation was to use research projects as door openers for Austrian companies to gain a foothold in the Chinese market. The evaluation examines the extent to which the BMK succeeded in achieving the objectives of the funding.
The B&C Privatstiftung has been awarding the Houska Prize since 2005. The prize was established by the B&C Privatstiftung to improve the financial basis for innovation and research in Austria and to express its appreciation for the excellent research work being done in Austria. With a total endowment of 750,000 euros, the Houska Prize is the largest private prize for applied research in Austria. In cooperation with KMU Forschung Austria, inspire research evaluated the Houska Prize. With a bibliometric analysis and a patent analysis, inspire research provided empirical evidence on the extent to which the B&C Privatstiftung succeeds in selecting prize winners with the Houska Prize who particularly stand out with regard to the scope, quality and safeguarding of application-oriented research results.