DORA in practice




DORA, evaluation committees, institutions, evaluators



Although the San Fransisco Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA) provides guidelines for best practice in research assessment, many institutions and reviewers at first find it difficult to ensure that the guidelines are adopted in their own evaluation committees and evaluation work. In this talk, I will share some suggestions for how institutions can ensure that the DORA guidelines are used by their evaluation committees. Based on personal experience as a chair of review panel for organizations that have signed the DORA declaration, I will also share some experiences on how one as chair may facilitate the use of the DORA best practice in evaluation work, as well as how this influences the evaluation process.


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Author Biography

Kenneth Ruud, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Kenneth Ruud is a professor of theoretical chemistry and former prorector of research at UiT The Arctic University of Norway. He is the co-director of the Hylleraas Centre for Quantum Molecular Sciences, a Norwegian Centre of Excellence. He has extensive experience with evaluating research organizations and researcher proposals, also for organizations having signed the DORA agreement. He has been involved in overseeing the implementation of DORA at UiT The Arctic University of Norway and the Research Council of Norway.




How to Cite

Ruud, K. (2021). DORA in practice. Septentrio Conference Series, (4).