Quality Board for Higher Education in Iceland

REAC Remit

With regard to Research Management

  • Supporting and offering guidance on the application of the Core Model of evaluation of research management in the QEF, considering the outcomes produced, and advising the Quality Board on the further development of the model.
  • Ensuring that evaluations of research management complement the Quality Board’s and the Quality Council’s focus on enhancing the student learning experience.
  • Hosting conferences in collaboration with the Quality Council on the evaluation of research management, to the extent resources permit.

With regard to Research Information

  • Advising on the development and use of the Icelandic CRIS system (PURE) to capture research activity.
  • Considering how a common data set on key figures from the HEIs published by MESC will contribute to the management and evaluation of research.
  • Advising the Quality Board on relevant key statistics on research performance and impact to gather from the Universities (in line with regulation 1368/2018)

With regard to Research Assessment

  • Supporting the development of research assessment that incorporates both the development of new knowledge and the use of existing knowledge for benefit beyond Universities – that is, the quality of research outputs and the reach and significance of research impact.
  • Providing guidance for the evaluation of research, especially taking into consideration international developments in the evaluation of research management and quality.