One of the key principles of Leiden University is to systematically justify the results of our research and teaching programmes. Within this context, Leiden University has evolved a system for monitoring the quality of both our research and our teaching.
An important component in our system is that Review Committees, with cross-boundary experts, are invited to assess our research and education programmes. This implies that all our research will be evaluated once every six years, based on the national evaluation system for publicly funded research in the Netherlands. Research units will produce a self-evaluation every three years.
Another way to account for our research activities is to create public access to the products and results of the university via internet.