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Not long ago, I posted an item about the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). I was interested this week to see the latest initiative from DORA which is called Reformscape. You can read much more about here. Here are some excerpts from the introduction:

  • The old ways of assessing the quality of research and progressing the careers of researchers are no longer fit for purpose. These dated approaches are neither fair nor responsible and often leave talented people overlooked, holding back progress in diversity, equity and inclusion. Institutions are increasingly expected to move with the times and update their assessment practices, but making meaningful change isn’t easy. 
  • Luckily, many have gone before you. Institutions around the world have been busy figuring out how to overcome the challenges of reforming academic career assessment, and we are here to help you learn from their experiences.
  • DORA Reformscape is an online tool where you can explore examples of how to bring responsible assessment for hiring, promotion and tenure into your institution, and to share your approach with others.
  • DORA Reformscape is an online tool where you can explore examples of how to bring responsible assessment for hiring, promotion and tenure into your institution, and to share your approach with others.

There’s also an introductory video:

Since my own institution, Maynooth University, is a signatory of DORA I am sure that it will already be working to implement the Reformscape recommendations into its own processes…

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