Short introduction describing any previous activities:
The necessary evolution of the evaluation of research has been discussed for years now in the international context - one can of course cite DORA), with also activities on how to enable it in regional, national and organisational contexts. It was a major topic of the Paris Open Science European Conference (OSEC 2022) organised in February 2022 in the context of the French Presidency of the European Union with a strong European and international participation, including speakers from the European Commission, South America, UNESCO and the United States. The Paris Call on Research Assessment was presented during the OSEC 2022 Conference. It “calls for the creation of a coalition of research funding organisations, research performing organisations, and assessment authorities, willing and committed to reform the current research assessment system along commonly agreed objectives, principles and actions (such as mutual learning, shared documentation and commonly agreed monitoring effort). The success of such a coalition will be deeply connected to its capacity to propose concrete implementation processes and to its capacity to associate and involve researchers at all levels.” More recently the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) was created with the vision that “the assessment of research, researchers and research organisations recognises the diverse outputs, practices and activities that maximise the quality and impact of research. This requires basing assessment primarily on qualitative judgement, for which peer review is central, supported by responsible use of quantitative indicators.”
Organisations are invited to sign an Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment which sets a shared direction for changes in assessment practices for research, researchers and research performing organisations, with the overarching goal to maximise the quality and impact of research.
The meeting is co-organised by Louise Bezuidenhout (OAB co-chair, DANS), Francoise Genova (RAB co-chair, ObAS), Rosie Hicks (RAB, ARDC).
FAIR, CARE, TRUST - Adoption, Implementation, and Deployment
Data Lifecycles - Versioning, Provenance, Citation, and Reward