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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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Journal articles
For: Research institutes
Six principles for hiring, promotion, and tenure were developed at a one-day workshop in Washington DC in January 2017 to address incentives and rewards in research assessment.
Journal articles
DORA-produced
For: Journals and publishers
Editorial decisions influence research assessment. This article provides 10 concrete recommendations that journals and publishers can take to help improve how research is assessed.
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…
Journal articles
For: Research institutes
Despite the increasing number of underrepresented minorities in trainee positions, the number of underrepresented faculty members in academic science remains low.
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.