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 Latin American Forum for Research Assessment

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




The Dutch Research Council (NWO)


Iowa State University Library