Tools to Advance Research Assessment (TARA) is a project to facilitate the development of new policies and practices for academic career assessment.
An online open dataset that shows criteria and standards academic institutions use for hiring, review, promotion, and tenure around the world.
A toolkit of resources informed by the academic community to support academic institutions working to improve policy and practice.
A survey of U.S. academic institutions to gain a broad understanding of institutional attitudes and approaches to research assessment reform.
Project TARA is supported by a generous three-year grant from Arcadia, a charitable foundation that works to protect nature, preserve cultural heritage and promote open access to knowledge. It will help DORA identify, understand, and make visible the criteria and standards universities use to make hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions. This information will be used to create resources and practical guidance on research assessment reform for academic and scholarly institutions.
Reformscape Toolkit Survey
- Reformscape launches January 30, 2024!
The scientific workplace in 2021 December 2021
DORA receives grant to accelerate research assessment reform September 2021
Project TARA team
- Stephen Curry, DORA
- Zen Faulkes, DORA
- Haley Hazlett, DORA
- Sarah de Rijcke, Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University
- Alex Rushforth, Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University
- Marta Sienkiewicz, Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University
- Ruth Schmidt, Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology
- 4Site Studios
- First Create The Media
Dashboard Advisory Group
- Fernanda Beigel, CONICET-Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina
- Tanita Casci, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
- Kelly Cobey, University of Ottawa Heart Institute and the DORA Steering Committee, Canada
- Chris Erdmann, American Geophysical Union, United States
- Kim Huijpen, Universities of The Netherlands, Netherlands
- Christopher Long, Michigan State University, United States
- Andiswa Mfengu, University of Cape Town, South Africa
- Tanja Strøm, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
- Lin Zhang, Wuhan University, China