DORA Announces Community Engagement Grant Awardees

DORA is delighted to support 10 projects in 9 countries to raise awareness for responsible research assessment and facilitate the development of new policies and practices through the Community Engagement Grants: Supporting Academic Assessment Reform program. These projects will help academic institutions establish a baseline for assessment reform, prepare for the development of new protocols, analyze the impact of concrete interventions, and more.

“I’m very pleased that DORA has been able to offer a community grants program to support individuals and organizations working towards the implementation of the principles in the declaration,” says Prof. Stephen Curry, DORA’s Steering Committee Chair. “The grant program will support the taking of concrete and meaningful steps towards better research assessment.”

More than 55 teams from nearly 30 countries submitted ideas to build on the momentum of the declaration and cultivate change in their academic communities. The 10 awarded projects were carefully chosen by members of the Steering Committee based on how well the proposals involved and filled the needs of their community, as well as likelihood of success. Teams received up to $4,000 USD to support each of their projects. 

“Research assessment reform is not a one-size-fits-all exercise. The DORA community grants program meets academic institutions at their current stage of readiness for assessment reform and provides resources to improve the ways decisions are made that impact academic careers,” says DORA’s Program Director Anna Hatch.

Grant recipients will share insights learned from their experience and project outcomes on the DORA blog and in a special webinar series. Learn more about the recipients and their plans to cultivate change for research assessment reform on the DORA Community Engagement Grants webpage

2022 Community Engagement Grant Awardees

  1. “Psicología (con)Ciencia Abierta”: Open Science Practices for Research and Research Assessment in Psychology and the Social Sciences.
    • Team: Nicolás Alessandroni, Xavier Oñativia, María Cristina Piro, María Constanza Zelaschi, Maximiliano Vietri
    • Institution and region: Faculty of Psychology, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

  2. Exploring the Current Practices in Research Assessment within Indian Academia
    • Team: Suchiradipta Bhattacharjee, Moumita Koley
    • Institution and region: Indian Institute of Science, India

  3. Co-creating a Responsible Use of Metrics for Research Assessment in Colombian Science, Technology and Innovation System
    • Team: Salim Chalela Naffah, Maria Alejandra Tejada, Juan Pablo Alperín, César Pallares Delgado
    • Institution and region: Unviersidad del Rosario, Colombia

  4. Research Development Plan Assessment Project
    • Team: Christine de Matos, Gerard Hoyne and Annette Pierdziwol
    • Institution and region: The University of Notre Dame Australia, Australia

  5. Workshop for Research Managers and Coordinators at Kampala International University (KIU) on the Institutional Goals and Values of Responsible Research Assessment
    • Team: Chukwuemeka Jude Diji, Chinecherem Umezuruike, Ademola Olaniyan
    • Institution and region: Kampala International University, Uganda

  6. Creating a Platform for Dialogues on Responsible Research Assessment
    • Team: Futaba Fujikawa, Yu Sasaki
    • Institution and region: Kyoto University Research Administration Office, Japan, representing Japan Inter-institutional Network for Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts (JINSHA)

  7. Implementing a New PhD Assessment: Does it Work?
    • Team: Inez Koopman & Annemijn Algra, on behalf of Young Science in Transition
    • Institution and region: University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

  8. A Collaborative Roadmap for DORA Implementation in Brazil
    • Team: Jacques Marcovitch, Justin Axel-Berg, Pedro Belasco, Dulce Silva, Elizabeth Balbachevsky, Luiz Nunes de Oliveira, Marisa Beppu, Nina Ranieri, Renato Pedrosa
    • Institution and region: Projeto Métricas/Fapesp, Brazil

  9. Promoting Responsible Metrics Rubrics in Colombian Academic Institutions
    • Team: César Pallares Delgado, Elizabeth Bernal Gaona, Alida María Acosta, Lorena Ruíz Serna, César A. Rendón, Hernán Vélez Muñoz
    • Institution and region: Corporación Universitaria Remington, Colombia

  10. Academic Evaluation Policies Applied in the CLACSO Centers Network in Venezuela
    • Team: María Ángela Petrizzo Paez, Annel Mejías Guiza, Ximena González Broquen
    • Institution and region: National University of Tourism, Venezuela

Haley Hazlett
Dr. Haley Hazlett has been DORA's Program Manager since 2021. She was a DORA Policy Intern before taking the role of Program Manager. She obtained her Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology in 2021 and is passionate about improving research culture for all researchers.

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