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 Durham

LocationUnited Kingdom
Type of InstitutionComprehensive University or equivalent
Academic DisciplinesDiscipline non-specified

• In October 2018, a Responsible use of Metrics Policy was approved by the University of Durham’s Faculty Senate.
• The Policy sets out a number of responsibilities for the University and individual staff to uphold with respect to uses of research metrics in all research assessment, including faculty hiring and promotion decisions.
• University responsibilities include commitment to metrics being used in a transparent manner and training and support being provided to staff. The policy also commits to upholding a number of standards for the fair and appropriate usage and design and development of research metrics.
• Individual responsibilities include ensuring that that their individual records are up to date, complete and accurate and ensuring they use metrics in a responsible way, having enrolled in available training opportunities.
• The University’s library also publishes on its website information resources on responsible metrics.
• Negligence and intentional non-compliance with the policy may result in disciplinary proceedings.

Related Resources

Responsible Use of Metrics Policy

In this policy on the responsible use of metrics, Durham University states that it is a signatory of DORA and outlines the scope and principles for use of the policy. The policy outlines the responsibilities of the university (e.g., use metrics transparently, with caution, and appropriately) and the responsibilities of the staff (e.g., using metrics responsibly and with training).
University of Durham
United Kingdom (Comprehensive University or equivalent)
Topics:
Responsible Metrics
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Library Research Support: Responsible Metrics 1

Durham University’s library created guidance for researchers and research managers about the responsible use of metrics, research assessment, and the University’s policy on responsible use of metrics.
University of Durham
United Kingdom (Comprehensive University or equivalent)
Topics:
Responsible Metrics
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