27th Open Science Meet-up: Towards Improving Research Assessment - A Reality Check

Digital Creative Space (SUB Göttingen)

Digital Creative Space

SUB Göttingen

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 1 (If you are not feeling well or have other reasons to join remotely: We use our BBB-Room: https://meet.gwdg.de/b/jul-hnd-nk7 for the presentation. But we can not provide a full hybrid meeting)
Astrid Orth (SUB Göttingen), Birgit Schmidt (SUB Göttingen), Daniel Beucke (SUB Göttingen), Julika Mimkes (SUB Göttingen)

Recently, the University of Göttingen has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). One now may ask what should be done next to make these recommendations a reality at Göttingen campus?

More broadly, we would like to explore the current debate and efforts around reforming research assessment which are gaining momentum in Europe. We would like to discuss both the motivations as well as the challenges related to current approaches and possible alternatives that are gaining traction or are still under development.

In particular, we would like to get a better overview of the following issues:

  • What criteria, metrics and indicators are currently used (with focus on UGOE and UMG)?
  • What alternative approaches are available and what might be related challenges?
  • What guidance can be provided, taking into account research integrity?
  • What role can Open Science play in the efforts to reform research assessment?


Notes from the meeting will be taken here: https://pad.gwdg.de/OpenScienceGOE20230710

More about the Open Science Göttingen Meet-ups via https://pad.gwdg.de/OpenScienceGOE#

    • 1:00 PM 1:40 PM
      Welcome & Round of introductions 40m
    • 1:40 PM 2:00 PM
      Introduction to the topic 20m
    • 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
      Panel discussion 1h

      short statements, questions to panelists by moderator and audience

      Panelists (confirmed):

      • Research integrity perspective - Katharina Beier, Ombuds Office
      • VP research perspective - Prof Brümmer, VP Research
      • Dr Liza Maria Franke, UGOE, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
      • Prof Dr Sarah Köster, UGOE, Institute for X-Ray Physics
      • Prof Dr Julian Kunkel, UGOE / GWDG
      • Dr Johannes Rollwage, UGOE, Georg-Elias-Müller-Institute of Psychology
      • Prof Dr Winfried Rudolf, UGOE, Seminar for English Philology
    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Coffee & tea break 30m
    • 3:30 PM 4:00 PM
      Work session & discussion 30m

      Show & Tell:

      • The scoring scheme of the German Primate Center (Stefanie Heiduck, DPZ)
      • News of CoARA Working Group (Sebastian Dahle, Univ. Ljubljana)
      • Experiences from the UMG (Harald Kusch, UMG)

      Possible question for the discussion:

      • What are the main questions that should be addressed by whom (at UGOE)?
      • What are our questions to the presidency of UGOE?
      • What information and data is needed to gain an overview of the current practices?
      • What practices should be reviewed and possibly revised?
      • What criteria, metrics and qualitative indicators are currently used?
      • What could be next steps (at UGOE)?
    • 4:00 PM 4:30 PM
      Summary, updates & what’s next 30m