The Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP)
De Onderzoekerij acts as an independent secretary during research assessments. The KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) and the VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) established the Standard Evaluation Protocol 2015-2021 (SEP 2015-2021) for the assessments of scientific research. De Onderzoekerij regularly acts as the independent secretary during these research assessments and therefore has gained extensive experience with the application of the SEP. Our activities as secretary include:
- Substantive and logistic preparations for the assessment, in consultation with the respective commission and university;
- Supporting the commission during the site visit and overseeing the assessment process;
- Drawing up of the assessment report.
In 2018, De Onderzoekerij was commissioned by the VSNU to support the mid-term evaluation of the SEP 2015-2021 protocol.
Examples of completed research assessments:
Computer Science (nine universities and three research schools), the Athena Institute (VU University Amsterdam) and the LUMC (all research programmes offered by the LUMC), Philosophy (six universities and one research school), Pedagogy and Educational Science (six universities and one research school).