Writing the evaluation report
At the end of the visit, the committee summarises the evaluation, taking account of the different criteria to be considered depending on the type of research (fundamental, applied or finalised) conducted by the unit and the missions with which its supervising bodies have tasked it. This summary is used to write a first draft of the report, without being presented to the unit. The expert committee chairman then organises the writing of the report, the first draft of which is immediately entered in the AERES’ EDM (electronic document management program). The report reflects the collective views of the committee members.
The expert committee chairman is entitled to amend this first draft in consultation with the experts during a maximum period of two weeks following the unit visit. This is then validated by the scientific delegate and sent for comments to the evaluated unit, via its supervising body.
Post-evaluation and scoring meetings
After all the visits, post-evaluation and scoring meetings are organised on the AERES’ premises, per disciplinary panel. Each meeting is attended by the expert committee chairmen (or their representative if the chairman is unavailable) of panel units and the AERES scientific delegates concerned.
Each meeting is chaired by the corresponding coordinating scientific delegate or his or her representative. The participants are given all of the panel unit reports to look at before the meeting.
Distributing the report
Several processing stages are necessary before the report is distributed:
- once the research units have been received, the report is corrected if any factual errors have been reported. The evaluation report is then signed by the head of the department for the evaluation of institutions and the AERES President, before being put on the Agency’s website.
- a summary of all the evaluations of research units in the group in question is drawn up, presented and submitted for approval to the Agency Board before being published.
- Procedure for the evaluation campaign 2012-2013 Group D
- Previous evaluation campaigns
- Evaluation reports
- Evaluation summaries
- Breakdown of the research unit scores