The main tasks of this Department are the following:

planning, organization and carrying out of the VCU examination and assessment for varieties of agricultural plant species,
elaboration of the methodology for the official VCU examination, composition of the varieties intended for VCU assessment and disposal to additional tests,
control of the realization of already planned examinations and trials from the point of view of their conformity with the methodology,
proper documentation of the results from VCU examinations and trials,
elaboration of the examination results according to the requirements and accepted settlements,
elaboration of the periodical analysis related to assessment of progress in plant breeding,
publication of the examination and trials results in accordance with the valid settlements and COBORU publishing plan,
elaboration of the VCU characteristics for examined varieties,
elaboration of the registration suggestions on the basis of VCU examination results - intended for the meetings of the variety release committees,
attendance of the variety release committees in the scope of VCU,
co-operation with the breeders, breeding and seed production units as well as the scientific units in the field of VCU examination in Poland and abroad,
co-operation with the foreign units dealing with variety assessment,
participation in the breeding inspection,
realization of the technical tasks connected with varieties examination and assessment; ordering of the seed material, disposal concerning sending of the seed material from trials to the laboratory analysis, analysing and signaling of needs regarding equipment of the Experimental Stations for Variety Testing which safeguard proper realization of trials.

VCU Assessment Department is divided into the following divisions:

  Root Crops
  Industrial Crops
  Herbage Legumes and Grasses
  Position on Agricultural Meteorology