Indicators in research evaluation

Indicators can support the evaluation of research performance quickly, efficiently and with a high degree of objectivity. Their simplicity makes indicators particularly attractive. However, they should be used with caution because scientific practice is too complex to be grasped in one indicator.

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, or an allocation model.

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Last modified Aug. 21, 2019, 1:21 p.m.