Research evaluation – KoF24 Medfarm

KoF24 Medfarm aims to identify strong research environments, with a particular focus on research environments that have the potential development.The starting point is the four aspects of the Vice-Chancellor’s terms of reference and the Disciplinary Domain’s goals and strategies, as formulated in Vision:Medfarm (MEDFARM 2020/816). The research evaluation results may be used as a basis for prioritising future initiatives.

Read questions and answers on KoF24 Medfarm

Time plan

The research group leaders receive questions (completed).

The departments receive limited self-assessments (completed).

The Disciplinary Domain’s centres for clinical research (CKF) receive limited self-assessments.

The material is submitted to an external assessment panel.

The external assessment panel evaluates the entire Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy.

The final report for KoF24 Medfarm is completed.

The Vice-Chancellor holds a research evaluation conference for Uppsala University.

KoF24 Medfarm will use:

  • Relevant documentation on the Disciplinary Domain
  • Compilations of basic data and bibliometrics
  • Limited self-evaluations
  • Site visits with evaluation by external assessors in a panel for the Disciplinary Domain

According to the Vice-Chancellor’s directive, the research evaluation must be carried out with a reasonable level of ambition.

The self-assessments of the departments of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy are crucial for KoF24 Medfarm and have two purposes:

  • To provide the external expert panel with a basis for their assessment
  • To provide a basis for the departments’ internal development work

The self-assessment asks the departments to reflect on the background material and discuss five key themes. These themes are deliberately open to allow for reflection and to paint a picture of how each department views and works with research-related matters. There are questions for each theme, but they should be seen as a guide, and departments are not required to respond to all issues.

The five themes are:

  • Successful research environments
  • Future areas of strength
  • Strategies for the development of research
  • Internal culture
  • Talent attraction and skills supply

The background material includes base data, bibliometrics and responses from the departments’ research group leaders to provide background and context.