Research assessment: what is DORA?

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) is a global initiative intended to guide the way in which research is assessed at the point of recruitment and promotion and in the awarding of project funding. Since 2012, all actors involved in the evaluation of research can sign up to DORA. In particular, DORA signatories commit to (1) open and transparent evaluation, (2) taking into account various forms of research output and impact, and (3) not using journal-based metrics as a surrogate measure of the quality of individual research articles.

Ghent University signed DORA in 2020, thereby committing to implement the recommendations addressed to research institutions and funders. This commitment is an integral part of Ghent University’s commitment to evaluate research in a responsible way.


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