This working group (WG) is dedicated to everything concerning the career paths available to researchers, with a particular focus on the assessment of research and researchers. This year's main scope is the analysis of research assessment practices across the European area.
The work of the group is led by co-coordinators Nicola Dengo, a postdoc at the University of Insubria (Italy) in the field of chemistry, and Rimsha Naeem, a PhD candidate of the School of Management, University of Vaasa (Finland).
The WG was created during the Eurodoc AGM in Sweden (Uppsala, 2023) as an evolution and adaptation of the previous Career Development WG. This change was done to enable Eurodoc to participate effectively in the discussion regarding both researchers' career frameworks and assessment procedures that are currently happening inside and around the European institutions.
In relation to the topic of Research Assessment, the WG works to:
- Collect information about the status quo in different countries, including legislation & practices, and criticalities connected to their implementation.
- Perform a critical assessment of pros and cons of different assessment procedure across the EU area
- Develop a strong and shared position about assessment practices inside the association that can be used as input to our interaction to Coara
Background information and useful resources:
- Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment’s website: https://coara.eu/
- Full text of the The Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment https://coara.eu/agreement/the-agreement-full-text/
- Coara’s Working Groups, including the Working Group “Early-and-mid-Career Researchers (EMCRs) – Assessment and Research Culture” led by Eurodoc. https://coara.eu/coalition/working-groups/
How to sign up for the WG mailing lists
Each working group has an email list. Here, the working groups can keep in touch between meetings, such as calling for meetings and sharing information of interest to its members.
All Eurodoc has 6 working groups open for all Early career researchers and doctoral candidates affiliated with one or more of the members (national associations) of Eurodoc to join. In some cases, it is even possible for others to join these working groups.
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