Leiden University frequently reviews the quality of its research. We do this by means of both internal and external assessments. Read how we monitor and assess the quality of our research.
Leiden protocol for research assessments
To monitor quality, every six years an external committee is invited to assess the research of all Leiden University research institutes and units. Every year institutes evaluate their progress on the recommended actions in consultation with their faculty board. In particular cases institutes can conduct a midterm review, as explained in the Leiden protocol for research assessments.
Standard Evaluation Protocol
Leiden University research assessments are based on the Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP). The SEP is set by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
For more information on SEP, external assessment reports or planned assessments, please consult the research assessment section on the University website.