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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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ASAPbio (Accelerating Science and Publication in Biology) tracks preprint policies and practices at journals, funders, and universities.
Tools
The Center for Open Science has a collection of open science policies at universities and examples of job announcements that mention open science. The Open Science Framework (OSF) also has a project that archives job offers that require or suggest an open science statement from applicants.
Good practicesTools
For: FundersResearch institutes
CIRAD developed the ImpresS method to assess the environmental and societal impact its research.
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.
Good practicesPosition papersTools
For: FundersResearch institutes
The IDRC in Canada developed a tool called Research Quality Plus (RQ+) to assess applied and translational research.
Tools
The Metrics Toolkit is an online resource that provides information about research metrics across scholarly disciplines to help educate individuals in the academic community.
Tools
For: FundersResearch institutes
The Résumé for Researchers is a tool developed by the Royal Society to help support the evaluation and assessment of individuals’ varied research contributions.
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.
Position papersTools
The National Academy of Sciences in the United States created a webpage to track journals that are engaging in fair authorship practices.