Mapping the Future of Research Assessment

On September 21, a half-day workshop was held at Imperial College London to discuss the changing landscape of research assessment. The workshop was introduced by Prof Nick Jennings, followed by presentations from Prof Stephen Curry on DORA (slides here) and Dr Lizzie Gadd on responsible metrics, before finishing with a panel discussion which also included Dr Karen Rowlett, Dr John Tregoning and qBionano’s Dr Mattias Björnmalm. This panel discussion was chaired by Prof Chris Jackson.

The full workshop is available on Imperial College London’s YouTube channel:

The event was followed on Twitter using the hashtag #imperialDORA, with a notable example being the live tweeting thread by Dr Ben Britton.

The panel discussion part begins at the 2h 03m 45s timestamp in the video.


Panel (left to right): Dr Karen Rowlett, Dr Mattias Björnmalm, Dr Lizzie Gadd and Dr John Tregoning.

A large part of the discussion was focused around the future of publications and publishing. Similar topics have recently been covered here in blog posts discussing the “future of academic publishing” and discussing the recently announced open access strategy Plan S.

Update 2018-09-27: The LSE Impact Blog today published an article from Lizzie Gadd on the topics she discussed during the workshop, well worth a read! “Better, fairer, more meaningful research evaluation – in seven hashtags


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