Community Event: DORA 10th Anniversary Africa, Americas, Europe Plenary

Recording and materials from this event

The accomplishments of the DORA Community Engagement grant Awardees (slideshow below).

Event information

Date: This event took place on May 16, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM UTC (time conversion here)

As part of DORA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration, we held two plenary sessions to capture as many time zones as possible and ensure opportunities for community participation worldwide.

During the two-hour Africa, Americas, Europe plenary, we discussed the state of the field, our past decade of work, and the future of DORA and responsible research assessment. The plenary opened with introductory statements from DORA’s Chair, Stephen Curry of Imperial College London. Opening statements were followed by a keynote address by Sarah de Rijcke, Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University (CWTS).

The Future of Research Evaluation, Sarah de Rijcke
“On DORA’s 10th anniversary, I will place into context the Declaration and other high-profile calls for reforming research assessment that have extended to include movements for open science, research integrity, and diversity, equity and inclusion. I will also address how scientists and scholars are responding to calls to reform their practices, by turning to the roles and values they attach to metrics in academic evaluations and research. Finally, and based on forthcoming work with the GYA, IAP, and ISC, I will also provide regional overviews and national examples of experimentation and reform for further insight.”

Following the opening remarks, we held a panel session with experts from across the region. The panel session brought together subject-matter experts to share their unique experiences developing and implementing reform approaches across a range of disciplines and contexts. They provided insightful responses to key questions such as: What has DORA’s impact been and what does responsible research assessment look like in your part of the world? What does responsible research assessment look like in 10 years time?

Africa, Americas, Europe DORA Plenary Program

  • Opening remarks from DORA’s Chair
    • Stephen Curry, Imperial College London, England
  • Keynote Address
    • Sarah de Rijcke, Centre for Science and Technology Studies at Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Audience Q&A
  • Break
  • Panel session
    • Andiswa Mfengu, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    • Karen Stroobants, Vice-Chair CoARA, United Kingdom
    • Judith Sutz, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
    • Stephanie Warner, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Closing remarks from DORA’s Acting Program Director
    • Haley Hazlett, Declaration on Research Assessment

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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