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


2 thoughts on “Mapping the Future of Research Assessment

  1. […] Open infrastructure must be supported. Researchers should never be restricted from reading or publishing research due to an inability to pay. The long-term goal should therefore be to have open infrastructure where there are zero author-facing fees and zero reader-facing fees. This is sometimes called platinum or diamond open access and is something I have discussed previously. Funders and publishers can take a leading role here by directly negotiating and establish agreements for supporting open publishing infrastructure. In the short term, all publishers can embrace open science by simply following the “Royal Society-pathway” to Plan S readiness: zero embargo green open access. […]


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