It’s time for change

Sunday 8 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 get beyond complaining.”

DORA is not the first to call out for something better, including the Leiden Manifesto and the UK report ‘The Metric Tride’ in 2015. The real difference? Instead of just changing the tenor of discussion and making room for ideas, it’s now time for taking actual steps. DORA’s job is now to accelerate the change it called for, says Curry. “We are committed to getting on with the job.”

Read more about DORA and Stephen Curry’s ideas in Nature.

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