Quality assessment of scientific research


The Academy monitors the quality of scientific pursuit in the Netherlands. The aim of its quality assurance and assessment activities is to enable the system of science and scholarship to function efficiently, effectively and in line with the stated research targets and societal objectives.

The Academy is involved in quality assessment in several ways:

  • It gives advice about quality assessment in separate disciplines.
  • Together with the Netherlands Association for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU), it is responsible for the Standard Evaluation Protocol.

Between 1992 and 2014 the Academy had a Research School Accreditation Committee charged with accrediting Dutch research schools.