Open Research Conversation: Responsible Metrics
There has been much criticism and debate about the influence of research metrics, such as the journal impact factor, on publishing practices and researchers’ careers. The University of Sheffield was an early signatory to DORA (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment), meaning it has committed to supporting a responsible approach to research assessment and ending reliance on journal-based metrics. In the spirit of DORA, this conversation will look at the future of metrics and how they can be used responsibly, to increase robustness, transparency, equality and diversity in the academic community.
To aid this discussion we will begin with talks from:
- Jon Griffiths, Research Services
- James Wilsdon, Information School. As well as chairing the group behind the original Metric Tide report, James Wilsdon has also recently co-authored a report on The changing role of research funders in responsible research assessment.
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