Staff: Junior academic research activity evaluation

The Autonomous Community of Aragon, in Law 5/2005, of 14 June, on the Organisation of the University System of Aragon, determines that the establishment of criteria and the evaluation of requests from teachers, researchers and managers of the Universidad de Zaragoza leading to obtaining additional salary supplements will be the responsibility of the Aragon Agency for Quality Assurance and Strategic Foresight in Higher Education.

By Agreement of the Government of Aragon, of 27 March 2007, the additional salary supplements linked to individual merits of the teaching staff of the Universidad de Zaragoza during the period between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2012 (extended for 2013 by Agreement of the Government Council of Aragon of 31 July 2012) were established, signing, on 24 January 2008, the corresponding Contract-programme between the Government of Aragon and the Universidad de Zaragoza for the assignment and financing of these supplements, the text of which included the involvement of ACPUA in the evaluation of the three types of salary supplements provided for in the agreement: research, dedication and teaching supplement.

At the end of said period, the government of Aragon established once again, by means of Agreement on 19 November 2013, the additional salary supplements associated to individual merits of the teaching staff of the Universidad de Zaragoza during the period between the 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018. In this Agreement, the ACPUA Governing Council was requested to establish the criteria for establishing the procedure for the evaluation of the teaching staff of the Universidad de Zaragoza, leading to the assignment of the aforementioned salary supplements.

The Board of Directors of the ACPUA, in compliance with that set force in the Agreement of Government Council of Aragon of 19 November 2013, agreed in the session of 22 November 2013, the approval of the evaluation criteria that were published by Resolution of November 25, 2013, of the Management of the ACPUA in the Official Bulletin of Aragon of 3 December 2013.

Call for application

In the evaluation of the applicants' research activity, the same criteria will be observed as those applied in the national system. Therefore, both the general criteria established in article 7 of the Order of 2 December 1994 and article 7 of the Resolution of the Secretary of State for Universities and Research of 5 December 1994 ("Official State Bulletin", number 293, of 8 December 1994), as well as the specific criteria for each of the fields of evaluation included in the corresponding annual Resolution of the National Commission for the Evaluation of Research Activity (CNEAI), shall be applicable by the ACPUA.

Access to the application management platform 

Evaluation Committees


  • The ACPUA Research Evaluation Subcommittee (SEI) is the technical subcommittee constituted by the ACPUA Evaluation, Certification and Accreditation Committee (hereinafter referred to as CECA) under the provisions of Article 93.3 of the LOSUA and Article 17 of the Statutes. Its task in the evaluation of the research activity programme is the coordination of the process, the supervision of the proper application of the evaluation criteria by the evaluation panel and the issuance of the evaluation reports based on the technical judgment issued by it (see Evaluation Comittees).
  • The evaluation panel is appointed ad-hoc for each call applying the Procedure for the Selection of ACPUA Evaluators. It is made up of at least one expert from each field defined by the CNEAI with experience as an evaluator of the CNEAI and who carry out their work outside the Autonomous Community of Aragon.


Those applicants who have been required to amend, will have a period of ten days to submit the requested documentation. If the time limit has not expired, the petition will be considered withdrawn (previous resolution that must be dictated in the terms foreseen in article 21 of Law 39/2015, of 1 October).

The completion of the corrections will be carried out using the means available at the e-mail address

Once the amendment has been completed in accordance with the instructions contained in the computer programme available at the aforementioned e-mail address, it shall be printed in duplicate, signed and presented in any of the places indicated in article 16.4 of Law 39/2015, of 1 October, on Common Administrative Procedure for Public Administrations.

Appeals, complaints and claims

The ACPUA Guarantee Committee is the Agency's body responsible for reporting on appeals against decisions of the Director, ensuring the correct application of the evaluation, certification and accreditation procedure, reporting on complaints and claims of which the Director is transferred, and advising on any matters, claims or questions related to the guarantees and ethics of the evaluation that are submitted for consideration by the Board of Directors or Director of the agency.