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Collaborative session notes

Group(s) submitting the application: Evaluation of Research IG

Meeting objectives

The Evaluation of Research IG was endorsed by RDA Council in June 2023. It held its first meeting in Salzburg during Plenary 21, after two successful BoF meetings at P19 and P20. The meeting objectives are:

The meeting will enable the IG to finalise the “RDA role in the Evaluation of Research Landscape” output and shape future activities, taking into account diverse approaches to research and its evaluation; respecting cultural, national, and disciplinary needs; and the requirements of the RDA community. 

Meeting agenda: 

Target Audience: 

The evolution of research evaluation is potentially of interest for the whole RDA community, as shown by the attendance at the Plenary BoFs and IG meeting and the number of RDA Groups that agreed to designate one of their co-chairs to ensure liaison with this IG. It is also of high interest for the Funders represented in the RDA and the member organisations. The liaison with the RDA Groups and external initiatives relevant to Evaluation of Research is managed through the IG Stakeholder Forum.

Attendees can prepare by:

Group chair serving as contact person: Francoise Genova

Brief introduction describing the activities and scope of the group:

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. The initial topics for discussion identified for the IG are the following:

Short Group Status:

The Evaluation of Research IG was approved by RDA Council in June 2023 and held its first meeting at P21, after two successful BoFs. At the time of the P22 meeting, it will be finalising its first output.

Type of Meeting: Working meeting

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