SUA-RDs (annual reports on department research) contain the information and data necessary to perform an evaluation of research in the AVA system both in terms of periodic accreditation of universities (and, therefore, evaluation of their quality assurance system) and annual verification of research outputs for the purposes of periodic evaluation.
In 2015 ANVUR completed the first evaluation exercise, which examined research outputs achieved between 2011 and 2013. Except for the 2014 SUA-RD “Third mission”, which has already been submitted with the 2011-2014 VQR - research quality assessment, SUA-RDs has currently been suspended.
SUA-RDs are divided in three parts, and it is up to the University or to its departments to draft them:
- Part I: Department’s objectives, resources, management;
- Part II: Research outputs;
- Part III: Third mission
The elements considered in SUA-RDs - teaching and research staff, including researchers on temporary contracts, "assegnisti di ricerca" and PhD students - are required to perform tasks through loginmiur.