University Research Evaluation Committee (VRA)

The University Research Evaluation Committee (VRA) is responsible for coordinating and monitoring the research evaluation activities.


The VRA committee is a joint body responsible for drafting and updating the evaluation criteria for research activities carried out at the University. Previously, similar activities were performed by the Research Observatory (1997 -2013).

For the full description of the functions, please refer to the VRA Committee Regulation. The Committee Regulation, which came into force on 1 February 2014, was issued by Rector's Decree no. 1021/2013. The text of the decree was published in the Official Bulletin of the University, no. 209 of 15/01/2014.


The VRA is chaired by the Rector Francesco Ubertini or, by appointment, the Vice Rector for Research, Antonino Rotolo.

Each member is assisted by a panel of experts in handling the wide range of specific research and scientific output associated with the various disciplines.

Check members and panel of experts for each disciplines consulting the Italian version

The activities of the VRA Committee are supported by the ARTEC - Settore Monitoraggio e supporto alla valutazione della ricerca e terza missione.