Evaluation. Another open science perspective. | TU: Librarian
lterrat's bookmarks 2017-05-31
The report 'Next-generation metrics: Responsible metrics and evaluation for open science' ends with 12 recommendations, including the set-up of a European Forum for next-generation metrics. There were also five headlines provided at the end:
- An open science system should be grounded in a mix of expert judgement, quantitative and qualitative measures.
- Transparency and accuracy are crucial.
- Make better use of existing metrics for open science.
- Next generation metrics should be underpinned by an open, transparent and linked data infrastructure.
- Measure what matters.
And a denser summary could be: Metrics: use them responsibly, and use numbers together with a qualitative assessment.
The RISE report can be downloaded, and also be purchased as a print book – it covers 228 pages (with a long list of references, and some useful case studies at the end), and reading it on my laptop in the train back from Hannover was not optimal. However, I picked up a few things.
The chapters and paragraphs were written by (groups of) individual members – the full report has not been endorsed by the whole RISE group. There is however 'The Mallorca declaration on open science'. Also here five “headlines” capitalize on achieving open science:
- Remove the barriers that extreme competition for limited resources create for Open Science.
- Implement Open Access publishing where publication is part of the continuum of research.
- Establish competence and confidence in the practice of Open Data.
- Ensure research integrity.
- A cohesive European approach."