Evaluation reports

The NERC evaluation reports can be downloaded below.

NERC evaluation reports

NERC doctoral training partnerships mid-term evaluation 2016-17

NERC commissioned an independent summary report to highlight the main findings of the doctoral training partnerships mid-term evaluation.

Economic and social impact of selected NERC-funded research 2016

Tributyltin and Booster Biocides - An independent NERC-commissioned analysis by Deloitte (PDF, 708KB)

Water as a Resource - An independent NERC-commissioned analysis by Deloitte (PDF, 667KB)

Independent review of the effectiveness of NERC Council 2015

NERC council review summary (PDF, 117KB)

Economic and social impact of selected NERC-funded research 2015

An independent NERC-commissioned analysis by Deloitte (PDF, 1.9MB)

Evaluation of NERC centres 2013

An independent evaluation of the research excellence and impact of five of NERC's research centres. View the evaluation of NERC centres documents.

NERC citations study 2012

Citations study 2012 (PDF, 3MB)

Summary of citations study 2012 (PDF, 75KB)

Earth system science theme evaluation 2012

Earth system science theme evaluation 2012 report (PDF, 164KB)

Earth system science theme evaluation 2012 management response (PDF, 48KB)

Environment, pollution & human health theme evaluation 2011

Environment, pollution & human health theme evaluation 2011 report (PDF, 108KB)

Environment, pollution & human health theme evaluation 2011 management response (PDF, 36KB)

Technologies theme evaluation 2011

Technologies theme evaluation 2011 report (PDF, 115KB)

Technologies theme evaluation 2011 management response (PDF, 42KB)

Natural hazards theme evaluation 2011

The fourth of an ongoing evaluation of each of NERC's seven strategic science themes. Each theme is intended to be evaluated, in turn, over a two year repeating cycle.

Natural hazards theme evaluation 2011 report (PDF, 104KB)

Natural hazards theme evaluation 2011 management response (PDF, 23KB)

Commissioning evaluation 2011

An evaluation of the process by which theme action plan strategic research is commissioned.

Commissioning evaluation 2011 report (PDF, 148KB)

Commissioning evaluation 2011 management response (PDF, 33KB)

Responsive mode evaluation 2010

An evaluation of the quality and impact of NERC's responsive mode (now discovery science) funded research. The outputs of grants in the areas of biodiversity and global change were assessed by two independent panels and, separately, examples of the influence of responsive mode work on NERC strategy were investigated.

Responsive mode evaluation 2010 report (PDF, 514KB)

Responsive mode evaluation 2010 management response (PDF, 58KB)

Mid-term evaluation of NERC's theme action plan process 2010

Theme action plan process 2010 report (PDF, 616KB)

Theme action plan process 2010 management response (PDF, 339KB)

Biodiversity theme evaluation 2010

Biodiversity theme evaluation 2010 report (PDF, 54KB)

Biodiversity theme evaluation 2010 management response (PDF, 24KB)

Sustainable use of natural resources theme evaluation 2010

Sustainable use of natural resources theme evaluation 2010 report (PDF, 64KB)

Sustainable use of natural resources theme evaluation 2010 management response (PDF, 20KB)

Climate system theme evaluation 2010

A pilot evaluation commencing a new rolling programme to evaluate progress delivering NERC's strategic science themes. Each theme will be evaluated every two years.

Climate system theme evaluation 2010 report (PDF, 50KB)

Climate system theme evaluation 2010 management response (PDF, 19KB)

NERC citations study 2008

Citations study 2008 (PDF, 322KB)

Summary of citations study 2008 (PDF, 12KB)

Evaluation of the Peer Review College 2008

Evaluation of the Peer Review College 2008 report (PDF, 542KB)