Good Scientific Practice Quality in research

Research evaluation

Within the framework of institutional accreditation based on the Federal Act for the Support and Coordination of Higher Education  Institutions (HFKG), university research is incorporated into the quality assurance process and the associated output is assessed.

The criteria for the assessment are:

  • scientific quality
  • scientific productivity
  • scientific relevance
  • scientific potential and prospects

For the most part, data such as the scope of the publications, the external funding used, the number of doctorates or transfer services are used in an appropriate qualitative or quantitative form as indicators in the faculty-specific research assessment. For various faculties, bibliometric data complement the systems of indicators.

The Executive Board of the University of Bern sees the benefit of the assessments in the possibility of profiling the entities with minimum effort on the part of the researchers.

Please address questions concerning the faculty-specific research assessment and internal organization of data collection to the relevant Q representatives (members of the QSE committee) or Q assistants in the faculties.