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Work package 5: Validation

Quality control and peer review

Coordinator: Henk Borgdorff (Royal Academy of Art, The Hague)

The Validation working group makes a quality plan and is concerned with internal quality control, peer review and liaises with existing and new arts research journals/publications/databases in order to expand the options for artist-researchers to publish their research results. It makes sure that the Academic Network outcomes are of the highest level of quality. It will also undertake yearly stocktaking reports on the progress and quality of the progress and arrange for external evaluation, will peer review the register facilitating the mobility of PhD supervisors and will liaise with similar initiatives in other continents that strive for more and better international publishing opportunities for artists with PhDs.

The working group will also produce a series of ‘Bologna’ working papers on types of degrees, quality criteria, research assessment, 3rd level competencies, and staff/supervision qualifications, tailored to the needs of the institutions in different stages of development. It is of great importance that such papers are distributed in a quick and easy to access way in order to support partner as well as non-partner institutions in their efforts to develop the 3rd cycle and to fulfil general university and national level requirements. The Validation group will collaborate closely with the Advocacy group.

Partners in this work package:

Hogeschool van Beeldende Kunsten, Muziek en Dans – Den Haag
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts - Sofia
European League of Institutes of the Arts
The Glasgow School of Art
Norwegian Fellowship Programme for Artistic Research
Högskolan Dalarna; University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre