In 2018, the Research Council of Norway (RCN) established a committee to evaluate the FRAM - High North Research Centre for Climate and the Environment (FRAM Centre). The committee conducted its work from September 2018 to April 2019. In accordance with the evaluation mandate from the Ministry of Climate and Environment, the evaluation has mainly assessed how well the FRAM Centre delivers and communicates research-based knowledge for the Norwegian management of climate, environment and cultural/human resources in the High North. The Evaluation Committee was not asked to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the scientific quality of the FRAM Centre related research. Scientific quality has nevertheless received a general appraisal, mainly based on the work and output of the FRAM core scientific activities: the Flagship programmes.