Implementing the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

2-4pm: ‘Implementing the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)‘. With David Carr (Programme Manager – Open Research, Wellcome Trust, and DORA Steering Group member) and Professor Anne Trefethen (Pro Vice-Chancellor for People & Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM), and Professor of Scientific Computing). The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) is part of a move towards ‘responsible research metrics’, using the intrinsic merit of a publication when assessing research or in promotion and funding decisions, not the title of the journal or publisher. The University has signed DORA and has a new set of Principles to promote the responsible use of research metrics at Oxford. The Wellcome’s new Open Access policy from 1 Jan 2021 requires organisations to sign or publicly commit to DORA or an equivalent, and a consultation is underway on implementation guidance for Wellcome-funded institutions. We will find out about DORA and what’s happening at Oxford and the Wellcome, and discuss what these mean in practice for our researchers.

[Update 4/3/20: unfortunately Alis Oancea (Professor of Philosophy of Education and Research Policy, and Director of Research in the Department of Education and Special Advisor on research impact) is no longer able to join us, but you can still read the European Commission expert group on researchers’ engagement with open science and its impacts report.]

Venue: St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Humanities Quarter, Woodstock Road. With tea/coffee. Book here: (Oxford SSO)