The assessment of the scientific quality of an application is made using four quality components, known as basic criteria. Several components are used in order to arrive at a comprehensive assessment.
The various component criteria being used in the assessment should be weighed together to a global grade (1—7), which reflects the overall assessment of the scientific quality of the application by the evaluation panel.
Additional criteria may also be relevant for certain applications.
Exceptionally strong application with neglible weaknesses
Very strong application with negligible weaknesses
Very strong application with minor weaknesses
Strong application with minor weaknesses
Some strengths, but also moderate weaknesses
A few strengths, but also a few major weakness or several minor weaknesses
Very few strengths and numerous major weaknesses