UCalgary signs Declaration on Research Assessment

In March 2021, University of Calgary became a signatory of DORA, recognizing a need for reform in research policy. This resource highlights UCalgary’s motivation for signing DORA, as well as their plans for a new framework regarding research assessment.

UCalgary signing the Scarborough Charter to address anti-Black racism and foster Black inclusion

In November 2021, University of Calgary signed the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion. This resource describes UCalgary’s committment to combatting racial biases and systemic racism by recognizing the research excellence of Black faculty and students, and instituting an Equitable and Inclusive Hiring Guide, among a number of other goals and initiatives.

GFC Academic Staff Criteria & Processes Handbook

In 2021, University of Calgary created the Academic Staff Criteria and Processes Handbook to inform promotion and tenure of faculty and research staff included a line committing to DORA. The handbook also includes criteria regarding knowledge engagement and knowledge transfer, being rewarded in assessments, among other criteria.

White Paper: Measuring Research Output through Bibliometrics, Winter, 2016

This document contains a literature review on the role and limitation of bibliometrics for use in research assessment. The document discusses a series of good practice principles and recommendations, including summaries of the uses and limitations of various established publication and citation-based measures.