Evalunet - Evaluation Network for Transdisciplinary Research

Evalunet identified quality criteria capable of being used to evaluate and draft transdisciplinary research projects.

Research approach

The quality criteria were intended to initiate a specific tradition for evaluating transdisciplinary research and to strengthen the research approach as a whole. To bring this about, continuing education and quality control in the relevant institutes were strengthened and a guideline developed as an instrument for a process-oriented (self-) evaluation.

Furthermore, the "Evaluation Network for Transdisciplinary Research (Evalunet)", was designed to support the formation of competency centres and to give social-ecological research a more visible presence in Germany

Project partner

Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW)
Katalyse - Institut für angewandte Umweltforschung
Österreichisches Ökologie-Institut für angewandte Umweltforschung
Öko-Institut e.V.


Federal Ministry of Education and Research, funding programme Social Ecological Research


2001/07 – 2006/04