It is assigned to the Research Management Department, created in 2006 by the Vice Rector’s Office for Research. It is responsible for the evaluation component of and in research for strengthening the investigative work.
The Cooperation Program for the Accreditation of Tests and Laboratories of the University of Costa Rica (PROCOA, for its acronym in Spanish). It is registered in the Vice Rector’s Office for 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 the Laboratories of the University of Costa Rica, in order to fulfill with the necessary technical competence requirements, defined in the current Costa Rican regulations that apply to each case.
Likewise, to achieve this objective, PROCOA proposes a series of activities:
Likewise, this project has represented a real interaction space for researchers from the UCR who carry out conformity assessments and work with quality management systems, through the strengthening of their competences, through technical training, leadership, teamwork, among others.
Index of evaluation of the Magazines of the University of Costa Rica, you can find out more at: http://ucrindex.ucr.ac.cr/
Annually, the Research Units (UI, for its acronym in Spanish), through the Self-Assessment Guide, present their Work Report, which is the main input to follow up the development of the different research activities promoted by this Vice-Rector’s office and which generate research products derived from the creation of knowledge in the different disciplines. Currently, this Self-Assessment Guide was incorporated in an electronic register called the Research Units Information System (SIUDI, for its acronym in Spanish), which aims to facilitate the filling 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, one of the compliance requirements for those who aim for promotion is the academic evaluation of the professor for his/her research work, which is done by the UGC of the Vice Rector’s Office for Research.
The assessment of the professor’s research work is done at the request of the teacher, after he or she has applied for a promotion in RA at CEA. The application for evaluation is the complete responsibility of the professor, who is in charge of establishing contact with the UGC and requesting such evaluation, during the seven days after the request has been made before the CEA.
The academic evaluation of the research area is carried out for the first time if it includes the last five years worked; but the last two working years for those who requested the evaluation for a second or more times. When the professor has been evaluated, the obtained qualification has an effective date of two years, then he/she can opt for a new assessment.
Once the professor has received the result of the CRA without requesting it, he or she must wait for the next evaluation in the Academic Regime for another request.
The academic evaluation service is given throughout the year; however, after an evaluation, the qualification remains valid for two years, after this time, the professor can only request again a new evaluation.
To request information and the form of filling contact the telephone number: (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 in recognition of Cleaner Production and Eco-efficiency. For more information see http://sirea.ucr.ac.cr/