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Greater Autonomy Needed to Reform Research Reassessment: A View from Spain

The Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment offers a window of opportunity to transform evaluation systems across Europe. However, in order to implement the qualitative style of evaluation proposed, it will be necessary to modify the processes and sites of evaluation in those countries relying on centralised evaluation system

1 week ago

Listen Up: Paper Argues Podcasting Can Transform Scholarly Communities and Society

In “How Academic Podcasting Can Change Academia And Its Relationship With Society: A Conversation And Guide,” Michael Cox, an environmental social scientist at Dartmouth College, and 24 other researchers (themselves academic podcasters), describe how academic podcasting could help various dimensions of higher education and offer suggestions for researchers interested in starting a podcast.

2 weeks ago

DBASSE Advisory Committee Gets Three New Members

Three new members have been appointed to the 19-strong committee advising the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

4 weeks ago
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Upcoming Webinar Series: How To Be A Peer Reviewer

Sage is hosting ‘how to be a peer reviewer,’ a free webinar series that will explain the academic reviewing landscape. The event will be held on three occasions to accommodate audiences worldwide.

1 month ago
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Empowering Research Software 

The paradox of research software lies in the tension between the promotion of software as a scholarly output and the reality of software as a product that needs to be sustained beyond its publication.

1 month ago
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Is Wikipedia A Good Academic Resource?

As research and instruction librarians, we know people have concerns about using Wikipedia in academic work. And yet, in interacting with undergraduate and graduate students doing various kinds of research, we also see how Wikipedia can be an important source for background information, topic development and locating further information.

1 month ago
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DORA Announces Three-Year Plan For Research Assessment Reform

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment, or DORA, has released a strategic plan to reinforce the organization’s vision “to advance practical and robust approaches to research assessment globally and across all scholarly disciplines.”

2 months ago