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Evaluation of the research and professional activities of the Institutes of the CAS for 2010–2014

Evaluation of the research and professional activities of the Institutes of the CAS for 2010–2014

Fri Jul 01 14:39:13 CEST 2016

The Academy of Sciences of the CR concluded the evaluation of the research and professional activities of its 54 Institutes for 2010–2014. It was the most detailed evaluation not only in the Czech Academy of Sciences but in the whole Czech Republic. In these days, the CAS is publishing, in Czech as well English, the survey of the course and results of this evaluation. The evaluation was based on a method to this extent never before used in the Czech Republic, in which foreign experts assessed – within individual fields and in relation to the current international level of the given field – research and professional activities of the scientific teams. In this assessment over 1,400 experts, who came from fifty countries, mostly from Germany, the United States and France, took part.

According to Prof. Eva Zažímalová, President of the Coordination Council of the Evaluation, “The basic aim of the whole exercise was to acquire detailed well-founded information not only for the strategic management of the CAS as a whole but also for management of the individual Institutes.”

“I am pleased to state that the results of the evaluation of the research and professional activities of our Institutes for 2010–2014 clearly show that we succeeded in meeting this demanding task. It has also turned out that the system of the evaluation of science and research in the Czech Republic, based on the method of informed peer-review, which has been used already for a number of years by the Czech Academy of Sciences, is an effective counterweight to the so-called coffee grinder,” says Prof. Jiří Drahoš, President of the CAS, in the introduction to the publication.

The publication “Evaluation of the research and professional activities of the Institutes of the CAS for 2010–2014” can be downloaded here.