The European University Association and Science Europe Join Efforts to Improve Scholarly Research Assessment Methodologies

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Summary:

"Evaluating research and assessing researchers is fundamental to the research enterprise and core to the activities of research funders and research performing organisations, as well as universities. The European University Association (EUA) and Science Europe are committed to building a strong dialogue between their members, who share the responsibility of developing and implementing more accurate, open, transparent and responsible approaches, that better reflect the evolution of research activity in the digital era.

Today, the outcomes of scholarly research are often measured through methods based on quantitative, albeit approximate, indicators such as the journal impact factor. There is a need to move away from reductionist ways of assessing research, as well as to establish systems that better assess research potential. Universities, research funders and research performing organisations are well-placed to explore new and improved research assessment approaches, while also being indispensable in turning these innovations into systemic reforms...."

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https://www.scienceeurope.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Joint-Statement-EUA-SE-on-Research-Assessment.pdf

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oa.new oa.scienceeurope oa.eua oa.universities oa.jif oa.assessment oa.impact oa.altmetrics oa.p&t oa.hei oa.metrics

Date tagged:

05/31/2019, 15:52

Date published:

05/31/2019, 11:52