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Research assessments

Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP)

Research assessments at Dutch universities are performed on the basis of a national protocol called the Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP).

This protocol sets out the agreements made by the universities with the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) concerning the review of publicly-funded research in the Netherlands.

According to SEP, research should be reviewed every six years by external and independent experts, usually at the level of research institutes. The reports containing the results of the reviews are publicly available.

Research assessments schedule (2020-2026)

The UvA has drawn up a schedule of research assessments for the period 2020-2026.

Download the SEP and the UvA protocol

You can download the SEP and the UvA protocol research evaluations (only available in Dutch) below.