What is DORA?

The Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) recognizes the need to improve the ways in which researchers and the outputs of scholarly research are evaluated.

The idea to write the declaration was developed in 2012 during at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco. It has become a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines and all key stakeholders including funders, publishers, professional societies, institutions, and researchers.

We encourage all individuals and organizations who are interested in developing and promoting best practice in the assessment of researchers and scholarly research to sign DORA.

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From our Resource Library

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Case Study
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The Dutch Research Council (NWO)

Good Practices
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Rethinking Research Assessment: Unintended Cognitive and Systems Biases

Advocacy Resources
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The DORA blog

Member Organizations

Visionary

Sustainer

Supporter

F1000Research

Iowa State University Library

Additional support


Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin supports Tools to Advance Research Assessment (TARA), a project to facilitate the development of new policies and practices for academic career assessment. Learn more.