The JR Centre focuses on activities in the area of application-oriented research. The research work takes place under the responsibility of the Head of Centre through the collaboration of science and business. Scientific and financial aspects are therefore to be considered in the normal operation of the JR Centre.
The progress of the research work and its scientific quality are tracked by means of annual reports and audited within the scope of the two-year evaluation. An evaluation report is prepared by the Head of Centre as the basis for the evaluation. In addition, the research group presents the results achieved by the JR Centre and outlines the next steps in the setting of an evaluation event. On the basis of the evaluation event and the evaluation report, an expert finally drafts a written report which is presented to the JR Scientific Board for further treatment and for formulation of a recommendation to the CDG Executive Board. A positive evaluation result is a precondition for an extension of the duration of the JR Centre.
The financial processing of the JR Centre is based on an annual cycle: the budget meetings with the commercial partners result in a binding budget plan for the next calendar year which is approved by the CDG Executive Board. The request for funding is made on the basis of a financial report that is concluded with the annual accounts. There are clear regulations on the fundability of costs.