Research Assessment for Researcher Recruitment and Career Progression

EUA is organising a series of workshops raising awareness and fostering discussion on research assessment reform. The 2019 edition will focus on research evaluation for the purpose of recruitment and career progression of researchers.

Registration for the workshop is closed as maximum capacity was reached. If you would like to be kept up-to-date on our future activities related to research assessment, please let us know at research@eua.eu 

Researchers, research funders, research performing organisations and policymakers, including the European Commission and its Open Science Policy Platform, are increasingly concerned over the dominance of journal-based metrics in research assessment and its negative effects. As a result, they are starting to engage in discussions on more accurate, transparent and responsible approaches to research evaluation.

As part of our commitment in the EUA Roadmap on Research Assessment in the Transition to Open Science, the series of workshops will raise awareness and foster discussion by introducing key issues related to research assessment reform. The 2019 edition will focus on research evaluation for the purpose of recruitment and career progression of researchers. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and discuss innovative practices, as well as reflect on a concerted approach to the reform process

The event will be of interest to institutional leaders (rectors, vice-rectors and heads of administration), research department and library staff and researchers, as well as representatives of other stakeholders involved in research assessment reform. The event is open only to EUA members. Please consult here if your institution is a member. 

Find out more about other EUA activities:
Roadmap on Research Assessment 
Briefing on Research Assessment 
Open Access survey report 2018

 

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The call for contributions is now closed. For any questions, please contact research@eua.eu.

  • 14 May 2019

    08:30 - 08:45
    Welcome address

    Why revisit research assessment?

    - Martine Rahier, Vice-President of EUA and former Rector of the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    -Jean-Pierre Finance, Chair of the EUA Expert Group Science 2.0/Open Science and former President of the University of Lorraine, France

    08:45 - 10:30
    Keynote addresses

    Revisiting research assessment approaches

    - Stephen Curry, Chair of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) Steering Committee

    Incentives and rewards for researchers in the transition to Open Science

    - Sabina Leonelli, Expert in the Mutual Learning Exercise “Open Science: Altmetrics and Rewards”

    University perspective on revisiting research assessment

    - Rik Van de Walle, Rector of Ghent University, Belgium

    11:00 - 12:30
    Plenary session

    Responsible rewards and incentives for research careers

    - Paul Wouters, Chair of the European Commission Expert Group on Indicators and Director of the Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands
    - Stephan Kuster, Secretary General, Science Europe
    - Eva Mendez Rodriguez, Chair of the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) and Deputy Vice-President for Scientific Policy and Open Science of Charles III University of Madrid, Spain

    12:30 - 12:45
    Presentation

    EUA-Science Europe Joint Statement on “Join Efforts to Improve Scholarly Research Assessment Methodologies”

    - Stephan Kuster, Secretary General, Science Europe
    - Martine Rahier, Vice-President of EUA and former Rector of the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    13:30 - 15:00
    Plenary session

    New and innovative approaches to research assessment

    • The Open University of Catalonia and DORA: reflections on how to put into practice a declaration of intentions
    o Marta Aymerich, Vice President for Strategic Planning and Research of the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain
    o Co-authors: Pastora Martínez Samper and the DORA Working Group of the Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

    • Ranking and Head-Hunter Plans: Research assessment through scientific outputs
    o Tamara Antona Jimeno, Assistant Vice-Chancellor of the International University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain
    o Co-authors: Francisco Segado Boj and Pedro Hípola, International University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain

    • Strategically funding excellence under Open Science principles: the María de Maeztu DTIC-UPF Strategic Research Program
    o Aurelio Ruiz, Programme Coordinator at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
    o Co-author: Xavier Serra, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain

    • The role of research libraries in the transition to Open Science: the case of scholarly metrics
    o Sarah Coombs, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Enschede, Netherlands
    o Co-authors: Giannis Tsakonas, University of Patras, Greece, Isabella Peters, ZBW Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, Germany and Charlotte Wien, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

    • Developing responsible impact indices for Open Science
    o David Budtz Pedersen, Professor of Impact Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark
    o Co-author: Rolf Hvidtfeldt, Aalborg University, Denmark

    • The openness profile: an infrastructure approach to recognising and rewarding contributions to Open Scholarship
    o Lorna Wildgaard, Data Management Specialist at the Royal Danish Library, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    o Co-authors: Clifford Tatum, CWTS, Leiden University, Netherlands and Josefine Nordling, CSC – IT Center for Science, Finland

    • We need to talk: why improving inter-actor communication may be crucial to advance research assessments
    o Noemie Aubert Bonn, Doctoral Candidate at University of Hasselt, Belgium
    Chair: Norbert Lossau, EUA Representative in the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) and Vice-President of the University of Göttingen, Germany

    15:30 - 17:00
    Panel discussion

    A concerted approach to research assessment

    - Rene von Schomberg, Policy Officer, Open Science Policy Coordination and Development, European Commission, DG for Research and Innovation
    - Noémie Aubert Bonn, Doctoral Candidate at University of Hasselt, Belgium
    - John-Arne Røttingen, Chief Executive of the Research Council of Norway
    - Véronique Halloin, Secretary General of the Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS), Belgium
    - Catriona MacCallum, Policy Advisor for the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA)
    - Eva Méndez Rodríguez, Chair of the Open Science Policy Platform (OSPP) and Deputy Vice-President for Scientific Policy and Open Science of Charles III University of Madrid, Spain

    17:00 - 17:15
    Concluding remarks

    Bernard Rentier, Chair of the EUA Expert Subgroup on Research Assessment, Vice-President of the Belgian Federal Council for Science Policy (FRWB - CFPS) and former Rector of the University of Liège, Belgium

Address of the workshop venue

University Fondation
Egmontstraat / 11 rue d’Egmont
1000 Brussels
BELGIUM

See this map for location of the venue, nearest metro stops.

How to get to the venue?

Consult our practical information document on how to get to the venue, as well as a list of things to know before coming to Brussels.

Accommodation

University Fondation is ideally located between the European quarter and the city centre of Brussels. You will find a wide range of accommodation, in various price categories.

Contact

For further information, please contact the EUA Events Team at events@eua.eu.

 

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