Tools to Advance Research Assessment (TARA) is a project to facilitate the development of new policies and practices for academic career assessment.
An interactive online dashboard that tracks 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 fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. 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.
Dashboard Toolkit Survey
- Stay tuned for events in 2022
Project TARA team
- Stephen Curry, DORA
- Anna Hatch, 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
- Ruth Schmidt, Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology
- 4Site Studios
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