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Evaluation of the Quality of Research (VQR)

In recent years, research evaluation has become a strategic and increasingly important tool for measuring the quality of universities, proportionally affecting the distribution of resources and the allocation of staff points by the Ministry.

The Ministry of Education, University and Research has entrusted ANVUR (Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the Universities and Research Institutes) the task of assessment, based on the Guidelines for the Evaluation of Research (DM June 27th 2015 n. 458).

Research Ethics Commission 

With Rector's Decree n. 449/2016, the University Research Ethics Commission was set up to provide opinions on research ethics and integrity, as defined at a supranational level by documents such as The European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. The Commission evaluates, from an ethical standpoint, studies that do not include clinical trials, governed by specific legislation, or that are not, in any case, the responsibility of the regional ethical committee for clinical trials.

The Commission is a representative body of the five Areas of the Departments and is composed as follows:

Biomedical area: Prof. Gian Aristide Norelli - President

Scientific area: Prof. Michela Baccini - Vice President

Technology area: Prof. Marco Pierini - Member

Humanities area: Prof. Giuliana Pinto - Member

Social Sciences area: Prof. Ilaria Pagni - Member

Requests for opinions must necessarily be sent by e-mail to: commissione.etica (AT) - using the form (rtf - pdf), DSAN absence of conflict of interest (rtf - pdf) and DSAN means and resources for carrying out the research activity (rtf - pdf)

CRUI / Unibas system

The University of Florence has adopted the Evaluation Support System for the Scientific Production of Universities - CRUI / Unibas as one of the instruments for monitoring the University's scientific production.
The treatments performed by the System are aimed at calculating aggregate indicators based on the scientific production present in the institutional FLOrence REsearch archive - FLORE.


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