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Table 4. 
Overview and description of variables
VariableDefinitionSource
Dependent variables 
Project status Categorical variable according to project status: main list, above threshold, below threshold H2020 eCORDA database 
Expert score Score based on project evaluation in the categories impact, excellence and implementation (range from 0 to 15) H2020 eCORDA database 
Consortium factors 
Degree Sum of the degree centralities of the consortium partners (log), based on full H2020 Societal Challenge network H2020 eCORDA database 
Eigenvector Sum of the degree centralities of the consortium partners (log), based on full H2020 Societal Challenge network H2020 eCORDA database 
Coordination experience Dummy variable (1 if project coordinator coordinated a project funded by FP7, 0 otherwise) FP7 eCORDA database 
Acquaintance Number of joint participations of project partners in FP7 projects (count) FP7 eCORDA database 
Partnership initiative Dummy variable (1 if project is part of a multilateral public-private partnership (PPP) initiative, 0 otherwise) H2020 eCORDA database 
Scientific excellence Number of consortium partners belonging to top 50 universities. Ranking based on the number of publications in the 1% of most frequently cited publications in their field (count) CWTS Leiden Ranking 
Patents Number of consortium patents in technologies relevant to Societal Challenges, 2007 to 2015. Classification based on IPC classes according to Frietsch et al. (2016), fractional counting OECD REGPAT 
REC Number of consortium partners assigned to the research organization (REC) sector, as a share of total number of partners H2020 eCORDA database 
PRC Number of consortium partners assigned to the private commercial (PRC) sector, as a share of total number of partners H2020 eCORDA database 
HES Number of consortium partners assigned to the higher education service (HES) sector, as a share of total number of partners H2020 eCORDA database 
CEE countries Number of consortium partners from Central and Eastern European Countries; EU-13 (count) H2020 eCORDA database 
Controls 
Thematic program Dummy variable for thematic programs in the H2020 Societal Challenges pillar (TPT, Energy, Environment, Food, Health, Security, Society [reference category]) H2020 eCORDA database 
Project size The amount of funding requested in the project proposal H2020 eCORDA database 
Consortium size Number of consortium (project proposal) members H2020 eCORDA database 
VariableDefinitionSource
Dependent variables 
Project status Categorical variable according to project status: main list, above threshold, below threshold H2020 eCORDA database 
Expert score Score based on project evaluation in the categories impact, excellence and implementation (range from 0 to 15) H2020 eCORDA database 
Consortium factors 
Degree Sum of the degree centralities of the consortium partners (log), based on full H2020 Societal Challenge network H2020 eCORDA database 
Eigenvector Sum of the degree centralities of the consortium partners (log), based on full H2020 Societal Challenge network H2020 eCORDA database 
Coordination experience Dummy variable (1 if project coordinator coordinated a project funded by FP7, 0 otherwise) FP7 eCORDA database 
Acquaintance Number of joint participations of project partners in FP7 projects (count) FP7 eCORDA database 
Partnership initiative Dummy variable (1 if project is part of a multilateral public-private partnership (PPP) initiative, 0 otherwise) H2020 eCORDA database 
Scientific excellence Number of consortium partners belonging to top 50 universities. Ranking based on the number of publications in the 1% of most frequently cited publications in their field (count) CWTS Leiden Ranking 
Patents Number of consortium patents in technologies relevant to Societal Challenges, 2007 to 2015. Classification based on IPC classes according to Frietsch et al. (2016), fractional counting OECD REGPAT 
REC Number of consortium partners assigned to the research organization (REC) sector, as a share of total number of partners H2020 eCORDA database 
PRC Number of consortium partners assigned to the private commercial (PRC) sector, as a share of total number of partners H2020 eCORDA database 
HES Number of consortium partners assigned to the higher education service (HES) sector, as a share of total number of partners H2020 eCORDA database 
CEE countries Number of consortium partners from Central and Eastern European Countries; EU-13 (count) H2020 eCORDA database 
Controls 
Thematic program Dummy variable for thematic programs in the H2020 Societal Challenges pillar (TPT, Energy, Environment, Food, Health, Security, Society [reference category]) H2020 eCORDA database 
Project size The amount of funding requested in the project proposal H2020 eCORDA database 
Consortium size Number of consortium (project proposal) members H2020 eCORDA database 
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