The evolution of the evaluation of research from being mostly bibliographic index-based is now recognized to be indispensable to enable Open Science. In the same way that Open Science promotes the open sharing of FAIR data and other research outputs, evaluators must also value and consider these outputs as part of the wider research evaluation framework. The RDA is an appropriate forum for addressing the evolving requirements of research evaluation as they relate to Open Science practices. RDA’s reach across the international community, including research organisations and funders, can help to facilitate and align a global discussion of research evaluation, drawing on data experts from a range of domains.
The Interest Group "Evaluation of Research" organises the discussion on the subject in the RDA, in particular as it relates to data, and also in relation to RDA activities on research software.
Two Birds of a Feather sessions were organised at P19 and P20 respectively to identify the interest of the RDA community in the subject and prepare the Group Charter. The Request for comment period for the IG charter began on 9 May 2023 and ended on 9 June 2023. The IG was endorsed by RDA Council on 21 June 2023.
RFC page for the IG charter: https://www.rd-alliance.org/group/evaluation-research-ig/case-statement/...