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Research Evaluation

Re­search Evalu­tion Evalu­ation is cru­cial for qual­ity as­sur­ance in re­search. WU’s re­search per­form­ance is evalu­ated an­nu­ally based on stand­ard­ized key in­dic­at­ors for the WU In­tel­lec­tual Cap­ital Re­port (Wis­sens­b­il­anz) and through spe­cific FIDES-sur­veys and Activ­ity Re­ports.

Evalu­ation of WU’s or­gan­iz­a­tional units

Pur­su­ant to the WU By-Laws, all or­gan­iz­a­tional units must be evalu­ated on a reg­u­lar basis. These evalu­ations are based on a basic model with 20 in­dic­at­ors in four di­men­sions that was developed by the Work­ing Group on Re­search (as part of the WU 2020 pro­cess). The tar­get in­dic­at­ors agreed upon between the Rector’s Coun­cil and the in­di­vidual or­gan­iz­a­tional units as part of the units’ tar­get agree­ments are mon­itored on a reg­u­lar basis. Based on these an­nual feed­back loops, fur­ther steps and meas­ures are then defined (ad­just­ments of tar­get in­dic­at­ors, ex­ternal evalu­ation, etc.).

SciVal at WU

In early 2016, WU in­tro­duced the bib­li­o­met­rics tool SciVal to ana­lyze WU’s re­search out­put data. SciVal can com­pare the data of in­di­vidual re­search­ers, groups of re­search­ers, or entire or­gan­iz­a­tions, based on bib­li­o­met­ric in­form­a­tion from the Scopus data­base. It is avail­able at (ex­ternal lo­gin) and can be ac­cessed freely from any device with a WU IP ad­dress. Fur­ther in­form­a­tion on SciVal and its func­tion­al­it­ies can be found in the in­ternal SciVal Wiki.