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Evaluation of Science of Ageing (SAGE) and Experimental Research on Ageing (ERA) initiatives

January 2008

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A specialist review panel has carried out an independent scientific evaluation of our Science of Ageing (SAGE) and Experimental Research on Ageing (ERA) initiatives.


  • To assess if the original objectives of the initiatives were met and if they contributed to the Government’s EQUAL initiative
  • To identify any strengths, gaps and weaknesses in the research funded
  • To review the quality of science and level of outputs of individual grants
  • To consider the added value of funding this area of research as initiatives
  • To advise on future action

Evaluation findings

The panel based their findings on:

  • Principal investigators' final reports
  • Responses to questionnaire surveys