Research assessment: responsible use of indicators

Quantitative indicators can support the evaluation of research performance. However, they should be used with caution because scientific practice is too complex to be grasped in one indicator. Quantitative indicators are therefore preferably used together with qualitative information about the research.

The Research Department of Ghent University compiled a guideline for the use of indicators in the evaluation of research that can be used for many purposes:

  • the recruitment of professors
  • the career models
  • the selection of BOF applications
  • an allocation model

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Last modified Oct. 10, 2022, 8:33 a.m.