DORA is committed to supporting the development of new policies and practices for responsible research assessment. This tool compiles searchable criteria, hiring standards, review, promotion, and tenure from academic institutions.

Institution Profile: University of Calgary

LocationCanada
Type of InstitutionComprehensive University or equivalent
Academic DisciplinesDiscipline non-specified

• After signing DORA, in 2021 the University of Calgary announced that “…plans are under way to develop a framework and the required tools, platforms, and resources to pursue a new paradigm in research and innovation impact assessment.”
• In 2021 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 included criteria regarding knowledge engagement and knowledge transfer, being rewarded in assessments, among other criteria.
• In 2021 the University also signed virtually the Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion.
• The charter contains four overarching principles to bring about institutional change: Black flourishing, inclusive excellence, mutuality, and accountability.
• Part of the University of Calgary’s plans to respond to these principles is to develop an Equitable and Inclusive Hiring Guide to help improve recruitment of black faculty members.

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UCalgary signing the Scarborough Charter to address anti-Black racism and foster Black inclusion 4

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.
University of Calgary
Canada (Comprehensive University or equivalent)
Topics:
Equity and inclusion
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GFC Academic Staff Criteria & Processes Handbook 28

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.
University of Calgary
Canada (Comprehensive University or equivalent)
Topics:
Responsible MetricsSocietal impact
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UCalgary signs Declaration on Research Assessment 10

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.
University of Calgary
Canada (Comprehensive University or equivalent)
Topics:
Responsible Metrics
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