May 23, 2022

European University Association Launches Report on Research Assessment in the Transition to Open Science

From Science Business:

The European University Association (EUA) has presented the findings of a notable study on “Research Assessment in the Transition to Open Science”. The report contains the results of the 2019 EUA Open Science and Access Survey and for the first time gathers and shares a comprehensive overview of research assessment approaches by 260 European universities. It also explores why and how institutions are reviewing their evaluation practices and aims to inform and strengthen the discussion.


The new EUA report identifies five key findings:

  • institutions focus on publishing research outcomes and attracting external funding in their incentive and reward structures for research careers;
  • universities rely on a limited set of evaluation practices for research careers, which are mostly geared towards assessing research publications;
  • other indicators are less widespread and often also less developed;
  • universities consider themselves largely autonomous when it comes to developing and implementing research assessment approaches;
  • universities are also keenly aware of external influences shaping their approaches to research assessment.

The report also offers broad recommendations on how to move the discussion forward.

Direct to Full Text Report: “Research Assessment in the Transition to Open Science”

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