The institutional (internal) evaluation of research at Masaryk University is part of a broader science evaluation system at the university. While the national evaluation provides the founder (The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports) with information about the whole university, the institutional evaluation provides strategic information about scientific activities at the level of individual disciplines or departments.
Masaryk University insists on a responsible and independent approach to research evaluation. The assessment model is inspired by the Dutch SEP and the UK REF and respects the principles of good international practice in research assessment and bibliometrics (DORA, Leiden manifesto, Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment, Scope framework). It focuses on research quality criteria, societal impact, doctoral studies and institutional strategy.
Components of internal evaluation at MU:
- performance indicators,
- evaluation interviews with faculties/institutes over supporting documents (bibliometric analyses and self-evaluation reports),
- internal research and doctoral studies evaluation (IRDE).
Bibliometric analyses and evaluation interviews are conducted annually. IRDE, which is based on an informed panel Peer Review and includes a planned On-site Visit, is conducted at a five-yearly frequency. The unit of assessment for IRDE is the department (departments, institutes, etc.) and individual doctoral programmes.