We’re delighted to announce another event for Open Access Week!
Join Dr Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Senior Manager, RES for an online seminar: “Responsible Metrics, DORA, Open Access and Academic Career Development” on Thursday, 22nd October 2020, 13:00 – 14:00
In 2019 the OU Research Board agreed that the OU would become a signatory to DORA (Declaration on Research Assessment) and is set to sign up no later than January 2021.
DORA stipulates that career advancement, recruitment, retention and development opportunities must not use Journal Impact Factors as a means of allocating such opportunities. Alongside public reports such as The Metric Tide and other initiatives such as the Leiden Manifesto, DORA signals a move within the sector to make processes of research assessment more equitable to ensure the Higher Education sector remains inclusive and diverse.
This presentation will take a closer look at DORA, its implications alongside other initiatives and explain why it matters to not just individual and institutional research aims and goals but ultimately also impacts on the creation of new knowledge about the world we live in.
Anyone affected by research assessment exercises, who supports academic career development or wishes to develop a career in research themselves is encouraged to attend, including students and professional staff. DORA has specific implications for STEM researchers, but with the increase in open access and digital scholarship in the arts, humanities and social sciences researchers from those fields may wish to attend as well.