Leibniz institutions are evaluated by the Leibniz Senate every seven years at the latest. The evaluation focuses on an independent assessment of how the institution has developed in the intervening years, in terms of content and structure, as well as on the persuasiveness of its plans for the future.
In particular, the members of the review board evaluate the quality of work carried out in science and research, consultancy and services as well as in other specific fields of activity. They also examine to what extent the Leibniz institution has produced a convincing strategy for combining and developing the individual strands.
In addition, attention is directed to cooperation with other institutions, such as neighbouring universities, and international visibility; the transfer of results to other sections of society; the promotion of junior researchers and efforts to achieve gender equality. The institution’s performance in terms of quality assurance is also assessed.