EUA Workshop series: Towards an Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment

Due to the high interest in the first workshop of this series and given the critical importance of the topic, this workshop is open to both EUA members and universities that are not EUA members, provided their National Rectors’ Conference is a member of the Association.

The second workshop on the initiative to reform research assessment will take place on 28 June 2022, 11.00-13.00 CEST.

Reviewing research assessment, as part of a reform of academic careers, is a priority for the European University Association. As such, EUA participates in an initiative to reform research assessment initiated by the European Commission. The guiding aim of this initiative is to bring together a coalition of organisations committed to implementing reforms to current research assessment practices. In this context, EUA is part of a drafting group to develop an agreement on reforming research assessment.

In this second workshop, EUA will present a near-final version of the agreement, as well as proposed conditions for the creation of a coalition. Future steps in the process of research assessment reform will also be outlined. Participants will have the opportunity to provide input and share their impressions in a Q&A session followed by active discussions in breakout groups.

The workshop 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.


  • 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)
  • Marcin Pałys, EUA Board member and former Rector of the University of Warsaw
  • Stephane Berghmans, Director, Research and Innovation Unit, EUA
  • Vinciane Gaillard, Deputy Director, Research and Innovation Unit, EUA
  • Rita Morais, Adviser for Research and Innovation, EUA

This online event is part of the workshop series ‘Towards an agreement on reforming research assessment’. The aim of the series 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 first workshop of this series, entitled "Workshop I: Initiating the process of research assessment reform" took place on 22 April 2022.

Registrations are open until close of business on 26 June 2022. Participation is free of charge.

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

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

  1. Welcome
  2. Overview of the expression of interest in joining an alliance on reforming research assessment
  3. Process Update
  4. The Agreement
  5. Open Floor Q&A
  6. Breakout groups
  7. Next steps in EUA’s activities on reforming research assessment
  8. Closing remarks & meeting wrap-up
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