It is assigned to the Research Management Department, created in 2006 by the Vice Rectory of Research and is responsible for the evaluation and research component in order to strengthen the research work.
The University of Costa Rica Cooperation Program for Tests and Laboratories Accreditation (PROCOA, for its acronym in Spanish) is registered in the Vice Rectory of Research as an external link project. Its objective is to establish a program to unify efforts and optimize resources for the accreditation of the Quality Management Systems of UCR Laboratories, in order to fulfill the necessary technical competence requirements, defined in the current Costa Rican regulations that apply to each case.
To achieve this objective, PROCOA proposes a series of activities:
Likewise, this project has represented a real interaction space for UCR researchers who carry out conformity assessments and work with quality management systems, through the strengthening of their competences, technical training, leadership and teamwork, among others.
Index of evaluation of UCR Journals. Find out more at: http://ucrindex.ucr.ac.cr/
Each year, Research Units (IU), through the Self-Assessment Guide, present their Work Report, which is the main input to monitor the development of the different research activities promoted by this Vice-Rectory and research products derived from the creation of knowledge in different disciplines. Currently, this Self-Assessment Guide was incorporated into an electronic register called the Research Units Information System (SIUDI), which aims to facilitate the submission of the form and be a tool that simplifies the systematization of the information provided by the UI. The form is available at http://www.vinv.ucr.ac.cr/siudi
According to the Regulations of Academic Regime, every professor who seeks for promotion has to undergo an academic evaluation. This includes the assessment of their research performance, which is done by the UGC of the Vice Rector’s Office for Research.
This assessment is done at the request of the professor, once he/she has applied for promotion at the Academic Evaluation Center (CEA for its Acronym in Spanish). The application for evaluation is responsibility of the professor, who has to establish contact with the UGC during the seven days after the request has been submitted to CEA.
When the assessment is finished, the obtained qualification has an effective date of two years, and then he/she can submit for a new assessment.
To request information and the form of filling please contact Andrea Marín at: (506) 2511-4412 or the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Environmental Recognition System (SIREA, for its acronym in Spanish) is organized by the University of Costa Rica to acknowledge Cleaner Production and Eco-efficiency. For more information see http://sirea.ucr.ac.cr/