The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) will be 10 years old on May 16, 2023.
To mark the occasion, we invite the worldwide community to join with us in organizing a week of events to examine both DORA’s impact on the reform of research assessment and the challenges that still lie ahead. The momentum for change is building across the globe, but we need to keep pushing together to achieve our goals!
Guidelines for proposal submission
DORA is calling for proposals for virtual, hybrid, or in-person events on responsible research assessment as part of our DORA@10 celebrations from 15-19 May 2023. To submit your idea for an event, please fill out the form. The proposals will be reviewed by DORA staff and all those that are appropriate will be advertised on our website.
When: Your event should take place within the week scheduled for the DORA@10 celebrations: May 15-19th 2023.
What types of events qualify? Be imaginative! Events can be of any format including webinars, introspective sessions, conferences, seminars, campfire discussions, and workshops. More examples of the types of events and topics for the 10th Anniversary Celebration can be found in the FAQ here. Formal and informal events are welcome. If you have a question, contact us at email@example.com!
Who can submit an event proposal? We are seeking event proposals from anyone interested in good research assessment. This includes, for example, academic staff or faculty, researchers studying biases in evaluation, librarians, research managers, early career researchers, bibliometricians, funders, initiatives for responsible research assessment, publishers, and societies.
How event proposals will be evaluated: The evaluation will be light touch, mainly to ensure that the proposal is relevant to DORA’s mission to reform research assessment policies and practices. Creativity is welcome! We are keen to highlight the broad range of ways that research assessment reform has taken place over the past 10 years and to explore ideas for accelerating the pace of reform. We strongly encourage submissions from all global regions and disciplines. Proposals will be evaluated by DORA staff on a rolling basis to ensure they are relevant to research assessment reform.
Deadline for submission: April 3, 2023.
What happens when my proposal is accepted? Once your proposal is accepted, we will reach out to you for further information about your event to feature on the DORA website. For example, we will need the registration link for your event and other related links. You will also be invited to submit a blog summary of your event to be featured on the DORA website.
For more information, see our FAQ here.