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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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Good practicesPolicies and guidance
For: Funders
The NHMRC guide for peer review instructs assessors not to rely on the Journal Impact Factor when making judgments.
Good practicesPolicies and guidance
For: Funders
The FWF recognizes a diverse range of research outcomes and requires grant applicants to provide information on various research achievements.
Good practicesPolicies and guidance
For: Funders
The ORFG released guidance for funders called, Incentivizing the sharing of research outputs through research assessment: a funder implementation blueprint.
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.
Good practicesPolicies and guidance
For: Research institutes
University College London (UCL) released its Academic Careers Framework, which provides information related to its promotion processes.
Good practicesPolicies and guidance
For: Research institutes
The Office for Faculty Equity & Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley provides support for faculty search committees to evaluate candidate contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), including guidance for search committee composition, application requirements, rating criteria, and more.
Good practicesPolicies and guidance
For: Research institutes
The University of California, Irvine developed guidance “Identifying Faculty Contributions to Collaborative Scholarship” to help faculty describe and assess team science.
Good practicesPolicies and guidance
For: Funders
As part of its open access 2020 policy, Wellcome-funded organizations are asked to publicly commit to the principle that when assessing research outputs – for example in hiring, promotion and tenure committees – they will consider the intrinsic merit of the work, not the title of the journal, its impact factor or the publisher.