Horizon 2020 main data sources

Among EC public sources EU Open Data Portal + CORDIS and Participant Portal are most commonly used. The European Union Open Data Portal (EU ODP) gives an access to open data published by EU institutions and bodies. All the data found via this portal are free to use for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Data since FP1 (1984-1987) till H2020 are available. There are four main files: participating organisations are listed in the file H2020 Organisations; file H2020 Projects contains grant information for each project; then there are Principal Investigators in Horizon 2020 ERC projects and Researchers in H2020 MSCA projects files. These CORDIS datasets are produced on a monthly basis. Therefore inconsistencies may occur between what is presented on the CORDIS live website and the datasets. On CORDIS website projects, reports, results etc. can be searched using many different criteria.

Dashboard on Participant Portal presents novel view on Horizon 2020 implementation data. It provides powerful analytical functions with new opportunities for programme reporting, impact analysis, preparing feedback to policy making and decision making on future priorities. All data can be viewed and analysed in aggregated form, but also detailed views on individual calls, topics, countries, organisation types etc. are possible, down to the level of individual projects and beneficiaries. Dashboard provides two sets of functionalities: 1) aggregated data on participation in proposals (however, no detailed proposal data are accessible due to confidentiality conditions); 2) aggregated and detailed data on funded projects.

In addition to the EC public data sources several private institutions publish their own analyses, charts or visualisations of H2020 participation. We can mention H2020 visualisation from Swedish Vinnova or EU-Performance Monitor prepared by Austrian FFG.