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 Oxford

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

• In 2019, the University of of Oxford’s Research and Innovation Committee approved a set of ten principles to promote responsible use of research metrics at the University, reinforcing its signing of DORA in 2019.
• The ten principles are a synthesis of recommendations from the Leiden Manifesto, DORA, and the Metric Tide Report.
• As part of efforts to implement the principles in recruitment and renewal processes, the the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for People & Gardens, Libraries and Museums together with the Head of Recruitment in HR ran the Associate Professors Inclusive Recruitment Project in 2020-2021.
• The project looked into how to broaden the race and gender diversity of associate professors (APs); how to identify the impacts DORA would have on AP recruitment processes and identifying practical solutions.
• The outcomes of the project are expected to inform further implementation of DORA in the context of recruitment of research staff and statutory professors and from reappointment to retirement of associate professors in the initial period of office.

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After signing DORA in 2019, the University of Oxford adopted ten principles to promote responsible use of research metrics in its recruitment and renewal processes as well as in the institutional Research Excellence Framework assessments.
University of Oxford
United Kingdom (Comprehensive University or equivalent)
Responsible Metrics
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