Examples and format for self-assessment

The QRiH Manual provides a structure for the self-assessment report that allows research units to convey the most important features of their research in the form of a narrative. More information about the structure can be found in Format for self-assessment reports in the humanities (under Tools). The structure can be used to conduct self-assessments at various aggregate levels (e.g. programmes and institutes), or for case studies.



Technological Cultures of Sound is an example of a case study at Maastricht University. The case study was drawn up in accordance with the format used by the British Research Excellence Framework (REF). Here too, the report describes ‘research quality’, ‘impact on research’ and ‘relevance to society’ as interrelated aspects. The REF format is very concise, emphasises relevance (‘impact’), and makes a clearer distinction between scholarly activities and outreach activities. The case study can be downloaded here (PDF).


An example of a hybrid journal: Lampas


We will provide more examples in this section at a later date.