Lund University's Research Quality Evaluation Project 2020

Holiday greetings from the RQ20 Office!

2020 is drawing to a close, and upon reflection it has been a year of extraordinary predicaments, plan B’s, and creative thinking to work around the conditions pertaining to the pandemic. For the RQ20 project, the challenges faced during 2020 have been ameliorated much thanks to the fortitude, flexibility and relief offered by all involved in the project; from our researchers and external advisors to technical support functions and the RQ20 reference group. Together we have made it possible to say that not only the year 2020 is drawing to a close, but also the RQ20 project. And in doing so, we hope our joint efforts and achievements will be of use to the university for many years to come.

However, before we all run off on our well-deserved breaks, we wish to share some exiting news and updates about the RQ20 project.

First, we are pleased to announce that all transversal panel reports have been submitted. The transversal reports on Infrastructure, Recruitment and Large and Interdisciplinary Research Areas have been finalised, whilst the reports for External Engagement and Management and Leadership are currently undergoing fact check by selected participants from the meetings.

Second, nearly all UoA-coordinators have by now received feedback from the panels on their “action-points”, which were formulated on basis of the subject panel reports. We hope these will be of value for the UoAs in their continued work.

Furthermore, the RQ20 administration has received mandate to lead the RQ20 project into the New Year, extending the project deadline until March 31 2021.

The RQ20 report, which comprises project conclusions and summaries from the RQ20 administration in collaboration with the reference group, and include all external panel reports, will therefore be presented at a report launch seminar which will take place 26 March 15.00 – 16.15. (SAVE THE DATE!)

Finally, on behalf of the RQ20 Administration, thank you for yet another year in service of research quality at Lund University.

We wish you all a happy holiday and a healthy new year!

/Malin, Freddy and Mats

December 11, 2020

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