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A collection of materials to facilitate the development of responsible research and researcher assessment policies and practices.

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Advocacy resources
DORA-produced
The badges for our signatories show support for DORA, raise awareness about research assessment, and serve as a conversation starter with individuals or organizations that have not heard about DORA yet.
Advocacy resources
DORA-produced
We know that slide presentations are one of the primary means of academic communication. To help you talk about research assessment, we created three presentations that are available for download.
Advocacy resourcesInitiativesTools
For: FundersProfessional societiesResearch institutes
The International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) created a working group in 2018 to promote meaningful, responsible, and effective research evaluation practices.
Advocacy resourcesJournal articles
For: Research institutes
The ScholCommLab in Canada conducted a multi-year project examining more than 850 review, promotion, and tenure (RPT) guidelines in the United States and Canada to better understand academic career advancement. The lab examined how the public dimensions of faculty work, use of the Journal Impact Factor, and non-traditional scholarly outputs were recognized and rewarded in…
Advocacy resourcesTools
DORA-produced
Ideas for Action outlines five common myths about research evaluation to help universities better understand barriers to change and provides analogous examples to illustrate how these myths exist inside and outside of academia.
Advocacy resourcesTools
DORA-produced
Unintended Cognitive and Systems Biases identifies seven personal biases that can influence hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions.