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Responsible Use of Metrics
Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics
Proposes 10 principles for the measurement of research performance; "distillation of best practice in metrics-based research assessment"
San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)
Excerpt: "The outputs from scientific research are many and varied, including: research articles reporting new knowledge, data, reagents, and software; intellectual property; and highly trained young scientists. Funding agencies, institutions that employ scientists, and scientists themselves, all have a desire, and need, to assess the quality and impact of scientific outputs. It is thus imperative that scientific output is measured accurately and evaluated wisely..."
Principles of Research Assessment and Management from the University of Bath
"The principles that outline our approach to research assessment and management, including the responsible use of quantitative indicators." (University of Bath)
Research Evaluation Working Group of INORMS
The aim of this working group is to develop a joint programme of work and share experiences and best practice with a view to ensuring research evaluation is meaningful, responsible and effective. The working group is a part of INORMS; INORMS was formed in 2001 to bring together research management societies and associations from across the globe. Its purpose is to enable interactions, sharing of good practice, and joint activities between the member societies, to the benefit of their individual memberships.
SCOPE Process for Evaluating Responsibly
"What practitioners really need is some solid step-by-step guidance as to how to test their existing evaluation procedures or go about establishing new ones... [R]esulted in a model we’ve called ‘SCOPE’ that we hope will help those seeking a process for doing research evaluation responsibly." Laura Himanen and Lizzie Gadd, INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group