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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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InitiativesPosition papers
For: Research institutes
A working group set up by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies produced guidelines to improve how researchers are assessed in Finland. The report provides a set of general principles (transparency, integrity, fairness, competence, and diversity) that apply throughout 13 recommended good practices to improve four aspects of researcher evaluation.
Initiatives
For: FundersResearch institutes
The Helsinki Initiative has three tenets to recognize multilingualism in scholarly work. This includes the promotion of language diversity in research assessment, evaluation, and funding systems.
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.
InitiativesPosition papers
For: FundersProfessional societiesResearch institutes
Dutch public knowledge institutions and research funders published a position paper ‘Room for Everyone’s Talent‘ rethinking their academic reward and recognition systems.
InitiativesJournal articlesPolicies and guidance
For: FundersResearch institutes
Institutions and funders can use the Hong Kong Principles to reward and recognize scholars for behavior that contributes to trustworthy research.
InitiativesJournal articlesPolicies and guidance
For: FundersResearch institutes
The Leiden Manifesto provides ten principles for the appropriate use of metrics in research evaluation.
InitiativesPosition papers
The Metric Tide was published in July 2015, and provides an extensive review of the literature on peer review, the use of metrics and altmetrics, and a statistical analysis of the predictive power of various numerical indicators (including the JIF).