CoNOSC joint statement on CoARA
In the early summer of 2022, all European Union Ministers agreed that in order to accelerate the implementation and the impact of Open Science policies and practices across Europe, action must be taken in three areas, one being reforming research assessment. This new policy was published in European Council Conclusions in June 2022. Reforming the assessment system for research, researchers and institutions is also a priority for the European Research Area in ERA Action 3 for the period 2022-2024.
In line with this, we welcome the establishment of the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) since it provides a common direction to reform research assessment practices across nations. We envisage that this is of great interest to governments, research funders, research performing organisations and researchers.
The transition to Open Science as the new normal will be accelerated through such a more balanced research assessment system.
1 Dec 2022