Accountability of Research & Teaching
It is one of the principles of our University to justify systematically the results of our research and teaching programmes. To achieve our aims on this issue, Leiden University has evolved a system for monitoring the quality of our research and teaching courses. An important component in our system is that Review Committees, with experts from cross-boundary disciplines, are invited to assess our programmes. This implies that all our research will be evaluated every six years, based on the national evaluation system for publicly funded research in the Netherlands. In addition, research units will produce a self-evaluation every three years.
A further form of accountability is to create public access to the products and results on line: