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These are the six principles for assessi...

on Friday 22 June 2018

We all know the problem: when hiring or promoting scientists, you will never know who’s contribution will be the greatest and we also know that publication volume is not the best –although by far the easiest – indicator of quality. For this reason, many institutions consider the JIF (journal i...

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DORA – an interview with Stephen Curry

on Saturday 21 April 2018

DORA (The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) was founded in 2012 and has garnered thousands of signatories from individuals and organisations. Its main aim is to improve the way in which the quality of research output is evaluated. Stephen Curry, chair of the DORA committee, speaks ab...

It’s time for change

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on Sunday 08 April 2018

Stephen Curry, professor of structural biology at Imperial College London criticizes the current way scientific research is evaluated. As chair of the San Francisco Decleration on Research Assessment Group (DORA) he urges real change. “We have to g...

Start reading in stead of counting papers

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on Thursday 29 March 2018

The Health Council of the Netherlands recently concluded that not nearly all fields of research get the attention they deserve. Public health research and rehabilitation medicine have lost to genetics of autism or molecular cancer research. Frank Mie...

Utrecht researchers launch register for animal studies

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on Wednesday 24 January 2018

To improve quality of biomedical animal research, cardiovascular researchers launched a register of protocols for preclinical animal studies. The register forms part of a response to the controversy and confusion surrounding cardiac regenerative ther...

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