Quality and Relevance in the Humanities

QRiH is an instrument for describing, systematically, quality and relevance in humanities research in the Netherlands. It takes the form of a narrative that describes research efforts and results in relation to one another, in accordance with the humanities research assessment manual. QRiH is mainly meant to be used in SEP assessments carried out by international committees. The website is therefore available in both Dutch and English. QRiH is also useful in other situations involving the assessment of research programmes.

The basic premise underpinning the site can be found in SEP 2015-2021, table D1 (p. 25). The table consists of six cells in which to enter information on research quality and relevance to society. Clicking on one of the cells below takes you to a set of indicators that have either been authorised by panels in each subject area or have been argued locally.


QRiH has been evaluated in the period autumn 2018 - spring 2019.


Version of 8 February 2019. Added is the statement on Open Access of the council of deans


QRiH makes it possible to structure the narrative in accordance with the SEP format for self-assessment, including:

You will find more information about the panels, the lists and the profiles here.


directly to the SEP indicators:

Products for Peers Societal products Use by  peers Societal use Recognition by peers Societal recognition