Critical Knowledge Forum with Dr. Bianca Kramer
We signed DORA — now what? Reimagining Rewards and Recognition in Academia
Universities in the Netherlands, as well as the Dutch national research funder, are taking concrete steps towards a new view on recognition and rewards in academia. With this, they are following up on signing the DORA Declaration of Research Assessment. Motivations for these changes include stimulating open science, increasing research integrity and providing more diversity in academic career paths.
Though there appears to be real momentum in the Netherlands right now, change is never easy. Not surprisingly, there is a lot of discussion among researchers, universities and funders on the right way forward. What exactly do we want to achieve? What do these changes mean for my career / the career of my graduate students and postdocs / our international reputation (choose all that apply)?
And do we really have to stop using the journal impact factor and the h-index? (spoiler: yes, we do!)
Join us as we discuss these developments, and how they relate to research culture not just in the Netherlands, but internationally.
Bianca Kramer, PhD
Utrecht University Library, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Bianca Kramer (@MsPhelps) is scholarly communication librarian at Utrecht University Library, with a strong focus on open science and open infrastructure. She researches trends and innovations in research workflows, with special attention to open scholarly infrastructure and open metadata. She is a founding member of the Initiative for Open Abstracts (I4OA) and was a member of the European Commission Expert Group on the Future of Scholarly Communication and Scholarly Publishing. She is currently a member of the working group on Recognition and Rewards, embedded in the Open Science Programme at Utrecht University.
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