EUA Workshop series: Towards an Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment

EUA is pleased to launch a workshop series on the initiative to reform research assessment. The first workshop will take place on 22 April 2022, 09.30-11.00 CEST.

Research assessment is a priority for EUA as part of a reform of academic careers. The Association is part of an initiative instigated by the European Commission to reform research assessment. The guiding aim is to put together a coalition of organisations who are committed to implementing reforms to the current research assessment systems. In this context, EUA was invited to join a drafting group to develop an agreement on reforming research assessment.

In this workshop series, EUA will present the whys and hows of this initiative, provide regular updates on the drafting process to its membership and collect feedback. The aim is to provide EUA members with the information they need to make an informed decision about signing the future agreement and joining the coalition on research assessment reform.

The workshops will include an opportunity for Q&A and active discussion in breakout groups. They will be of interest to institutional leaders, including rectors, vice-rectors and senior managers, as well as academic staff members in charge of research assessment and doctoral education. Members of the academic community, including researchers at all seniority levels, will also benefit from attending the workshop series.

The registration period is now over. Registering to the workshop is no longer possible. 

Please note that confirmation of the registration to the workshop will be sent within 2-3 working days.


  • Patrick Lévy, EUA Board member and former President of Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
  • Jean-Pierre Finance, Chair of the EUA Expert Group on Science 2.0 and Open Science
  • Pastora Martínez Samper, Chair of the EUA Expert Subgroup on Research Assessment and Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation at the Open University of Catalonia (Spain)
  • Stephane Berghmans, Director, Research and Innovation Unit, EUA
  • Vinciane Gaillard, Deputy Director, Research and Innovation Unit, EUA

Please find more information on the initiative in the official website of the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA), here.

  • 22 April 2022

    1. Welcome
    2. Introduction: what is this reform about, why is it of strategic importance for EUA members, why now and how?
    3. Towards a reform of research assessment: process
    4. Elements of the draft agreement
    5. Q&A
    6. Breakout groups
    7. Wrap up and announcement of upcoming workshops
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