The Research Office monitors and coordinates the research quality assurance process, and contributes to the quality definition process, for example inclusion of societal impact. It also adds to an integrated approach with respect to the integrity of scientific research.
The quality of research is assessed on a regular basis, in accordance with the Standard Evaluation Protocol. The Research Code Maastricht UMC+ (Dutch / English) provides those, involved in research, with a clear description of the rules for ethical and socially responsible conduct in scientific research. The Research Code Maastricht UMC+ is being updated. In 2017 a new version will appear. Societal relevance of research, focusing on both the socio-cultural and economic value, is assessed on a regular basis, in accordance with the Standard Evaluation Protocol.