Utrecht University signs ‘San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment’

« Utrecht University signs the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment. DORA is aimed at assessing research and researchers by focusing less on bibliometric indicators (such as publications and citations) and more on other criteria.
This was announced by President of the Executive Board, Anton Pijpers at the Start of the Academic Year in Utrecht. (…)

Stan Gielen of NWO, in his keynote speech (pdf) specifically dealt with the assessment of research. He stated that research funders and knowledge institutions should explicitly put their own house in order. As an example, he mentioned that the number of subsidies obtained is often used as a criterion to determine the quality of a research proposal or research group. (…) »