The basic principle behind QRiH is to do justice to the specific nature of humanities research and its wide-ranging diversity, among other things by:
- getting researchers to work with domain panels on formulating quality and relevance criteria
- creating scope for assessment instruments for diverse types of research outputs, such as books, edited volumes, catalogues, audio-visual products, exhibitions, and so on; such diversity can be made visible by working with the indicators referenced in SEP Table D1,
- focusing on the relationship between research quality and societal relevance by giving research units the opportunity to draft self-assessment reports as a narrative, and by also listing hybrid research outputs.
For more information, see QRiH background and development.
QRiH provides information and resources:
- Manual for SEP assessments in the humanities
- Format for self-assessment reports
- Examples of self-assessments (narrative)
- Profile descriptions of research cultures at the national research schools
- SEP Table D1, with examples of indicators
- Descriptions of indicators in terms of reach, usefulness and status
- Resources for using indicators, including Lists of publishers and journals authorised by the domain panels
- Profiles of institutess of institutes and faculties
- Examples of hybrid products and their use
- An explanation of the usefulness of bibliometrics.