[Irtalk] The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 12:45:36 SAST 2015

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), initiated by
the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of
editors and publishers of scholarly journals, recognizes the need to
improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated.
The group met in December 2012 during the ASCB Annual Meeting in San
Francisco and subsequently circulated a draft declaration among various
stakeholders. DORA as it now stands has benefited from input by many of the
original signers listed below. It is a worldwide initiative covering all
scholarly disciplines. We encourage individuals and organizations who are
concerned about the appropriate assessment of scientific research to sign

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