Rethinking Research Assessment: Unintended Cognitive and Systems Biases

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Unintended Cognitive and Systems Biases identifies seven personal biases that can influence hiring, promotion, and tenure decisions. It also reveals four institutional and infrastructural implications of these biases and provides strategies to develop new institutional conditions that reduce bias. Additional context for the brief is provided in a four-part blog post series.