Ruth Schmidt Leads International Coalition to Track Hiring and Promotion Criteria
September 16, 2021
DORA (Declaration on Research Assessment) was recently awarded a $1.2 million grant from Arcadia to identify and publicize the criteria that universities around the world use to hire and promote researchers.
Schmidt will work with Sarah de Rijcke, Professor in Science and Evaluation Studies and Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University to create:
- An interactive online dashboard that will track the criteria that academic institutions use for hiring, review, promotion, and tenure.
- A survey of attitudes and approaches to research assessment reform across US academic institutions.
- A toolkit of resources to support academic institutions working to improve policy and practice.
DORA facilitates the implementation of good practice in research assessment.
Specifically, Chris Woolston at Nature writes, “It calls for doing away with impact factors as a way to judge the merit of academics.”
DORA has been signed by more than 20,000 individuals and institutions around the world.