Open University of Catalonia

The Open University of Catalonia (UOC) shifted the focus of their assessment criteria and practices for recruitment and career progression away from journal-based outputs to a much broader discussion of achievements. Due to the centralization of career progression for faculty nationally, the new assessment criteria apply to postdoctoral fellows and UOC research staff, not professorial staff.

University of Bath

The University of Bath (United Kingdom) released “Principles of research assessment and management” in 2017. The Principles were designed to “encapsulate current good practice and to act as a guide for future activities” across all disciplines and indices at the university.

University Medical Center Utrecht

University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht changed its approach to academic assessment through the development and implementation of a new evaluation framework. The purpose of the framework is to move beyond bibliometrics-based evaluations; it formally requires qualitative indicators and a descriptive portfolio when making hiring and promotion decisions.