European University Association – Roadmap on Research Assessment in the Transition to Open Science

« EUA has published a Roadmap on Research Assessment in the Transition to Open Science. The main objective is to raise awareness and support the EUA membership with the development of research assessment approaches that focus on research quality, potential and future impact, and that take into account Open Science practices.

The transition towards Open Science requires major transformations in sharing and collaboration and the future approaches to research assessment and evaluation must reflect and promote such a novel attitude. Current research assessment and reward systems typically do not take into account Open Science contributions (e.g. sharing datasets). They are also heavily based on publication metrics, often equating the assessment of quality and impact of the individual research article with the prestige of the journal used for publication. This has serious repercussions in the assessment of researchers, of research groups and of other research units or organisations. (…) »