In Scotland internal subject review is carried out by the institutions themselves. With guidance from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) institutions are required to maintain robust and comprehensive institution-led review activities at subject or programme levels.
The nature of these institution-led reviews is determined by individual institutions but certain agreed features are shared across the sector. These include the use of trained reviewers and the involvement of external review panel members.
Part of the ELIR process will examine how comprehensive and robust an institution's subject review processes are.