Part of KE's work on Open Scholarship aims to enhance the evaluation of research and researchers. This currently does not cover recognition of non-academic contributions to make Open Scholarship work, such as activities to open up and curate data for re-use, or making research results findable and available. Our approach is to raise more awareness on the lack of recognition in current evaluation practice and work towards a possible solution, through the development of an 'Openness Profile'.
The KE Open Scholarship Research Evaluation task & finish group works on the awareness issue, listing all academic and non-academic contributions that are essential to Open Scholarship and should be recognised when evaluating research. The group also works on the Openness Profile, a tool that is meant to allow evaluation of currently ignored contributions that are essential for Open Scholarship. For the development of the Openness Profile we seek involvement of various key stakeholders and alignment with current identifiers such as DOI and ORCID iD.
By demonstrating the immaturity of current research evaluation practice, and by developing the Openness Profile tool, KE supports researchers as well as non-researchers to get credit for all their contributions that make Open Scholarship possible. Our ambition is that recognition of these essential activities becomes part of standard research evaluation routine.
Members of the KE Open Scholarship Research Evaluation task & finish group
- Clifford Tatum (lead expert) - CWTS, Leiden University
- Chris Hartgerink - Berlin Institute of Health
- Heidi Laine - CSC - IT Center for Science
- Verena Weigert - Jisc
- Frédéric Hélein - Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche
- Rachel Bruce - Jisc
- Lorna Wildgaard - The Royal Danish Library
- Daniel Beucke - University of Goettingen
- Joonas Nikkanen - CSC - IT Center for Science
- Serge Bauin - The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
- Josefine Nordling (KE lead) - CSC - IT Center for Science
- Jean-Francois Nominé (KE co-lead) - The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Consultants working on this KE activity: