University Medical Center Utrecht

Good practices  For:Research institutes

In order to create a culture around research assessment that is free from metrics including Journal Impact Factor, the university held a series of meetings to facilitate discussions with researchers on the best ways to create change. Representatives from multiple career-stages were invited to discuss policies to define and measure societal impact as well as research excellence. Central to the success of the policy was the inclusion of researchers and faculty in these conversations, because their approval signified an agreement to be judged by the criteria. The university now favors the use of bio-sketches, where scientists summarize the impacts of their contributions.