UniScan: a simple and powerful tool. How does it work?
UniScan starts with a questionnaire of 48 questions divided into twelve parameters of university activity. It examines the key components of your university’s research profile as well as their complex interactions.
Six of these parameters will examine the profile of individual researchers at your university, analysing their various skills as well as their diverse backgrounds.
The other six parameters will focus on the analysis of larger departments and the university as a whole.
These parameters are, at the same time, oriented towards university’s internal and external functions.
Together, these criteria constitute a useful tool for universities looking to identify their institutions’ strengths and weaknesses in conducting research with external funds.
Results are based on researchers’ collective opinion. Without intending to be a scientific measurement, they provide the basis for further discussions among institutional leaders of the research activity and for identification of improvement actions.
The Columbus’ Secretariat will collaborate with you in order to determinate the most appropriate strategy for UNISCAN application and will give you support during the three implementation phases: recollection of a sufficient number of valid responses, analysis and delivery of results, recommendations for action.
Columbus will deliver you recommendations adapted to your institution to be discussed with research leaders through videoconference or personally.
Columbus promises to keep any information entirely confidential. Research units’ leaders will receive an individualized feedback.
Application of UNISCAN to member universities is free.
Costs for non-member universities depend on number of researchers and research units under consideration, (minimum fee 5000 euros).
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