Standard Evaluation Protocol
Since 2003, the research programmes of Leiden University have been assessed according to the Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP). The evaluation system has three main objectives with regard to research and research management:
- To improve the quality of research by means of assessments carried out according to international standards of quality and relevance;
- To improve research management and leadership;
- To maintain accountability to higher levels of the research organisations and funding agencies, government, and society at large.