While the Leiden Manifesto is widely respected as a statement of best practice in applying metrics to research evaluation, many struggle with its application. Insight into how to design an evaluation system inspired by the Leiden Manifesto can be sought in Ghent University’s vision for evaluation of its research. The LM provided a reference and source of inspiration for Ghent’s deliberation.
The discussions at Ghent surfaced these strengths of the LM:
In addition, these limits were noted:
Ghent University's Board of Governors agreed on eight building blocks for a quality evaluation of research: