Evaluation Criteria

Criteria used to assess research ideas submitted to the Hub

The Research Hub's Research Panel use a different set of evaluation criteria for Phase One and Phase Two of the two-phase evaluation process. The first set of evaluation criteria is centered around the Research Hub's objectives. The second set of evaluation criteria focuses on the feasibility of the submitted research idea. 

Phase One Evaluation Criterions:

  • Maintain robustness of CCS and/or BCS and their associated Standard(s)
  • Support the development of CCS and/or BCS and their associated Standard(s)
  • Maintain confidence in the compost and/or digestate market(s)
  • Support the growth of the composting and/or anaerobic digestion sector(s)
  • Potential to inform discussion and identify barriers surrounding development of new compost and/or digestate markets

Phase Two Evaluation Criterions:

       I. Justification for research
  • Is the design and execution of the research project inspired by an awareness and understanding of relevant research/studies and Scheme (CCS/BCS) issues?
      II. Innovation
  • Has a research problem or question of demonstrable significance and some originality been identified and defined in a clear and verifiable way?
      III. Financial feasibility
  • Considering the Hub's financial constraints, is the project feasible?

For both Phase One and Phase Two, each criterion in given a weighting, and is scored from 0-100.