San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

Putting science into the assessment of research


There is a pressing need to improve the ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties. To address this issue, a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals met during the Annual Meeting of The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) in San Francisco, CA, on December 16, 2012. The group developed a set of recommendations, referred to as the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment. We invite interested parties across all scientific disciplines to indicate their support by adding their names to this Declaration. The outputs from scientific research are many and varied, including: research articles reporting new knowledge, data, reagents, and software; intellectual property; and highly trained young scientists. Funding agencies, institutions that employ scientists, and scientists themselves, all have a desire, and need, to assess the quality and impact of scientific outputs. It is thus imperative that scientific output is measured accurately and evaluated wisely.

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An analysis of available data on individual DORA signers as of June 24, 2013, showed that 6% were in the humanities and 94% in scientific disciplines; 46.8% were from Europe, 36.8% from North and Central America, 8.9% from South America, 5.1% from Asia and the Middle East, 1.8% from Australia and New Zealand, and 0.5% from Africa. The distribution of signers by country is shown in the graphic at right (all countries listed have at least one signer).
 

Individual Signers

Total: 12583


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Indira Koneru

IBS

Oliver Wicht

Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

Salima Rehemtula

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Robert Pollak

Johannes Kepler University, Linz

Wasiwasi Jeremiah Mgonzo

College of Business Education

Yuri Phedoroovich Kartavtsev

National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology (NSCMB), Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok 690041, Russia

Alexander Chetverin

Institute of Protein Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Eduardo Aguado López

Sistema de Información Científica Redalyc (www.redalyc.org)

Murad Mohammed Almahdi

Nasmo Foundation for Rights Frerdom Supporting the Social Peace

Evgeniia Victorovna Terekhova

National Scientific Center of Marine Biology, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences

Organization Signers

Total: 916


10 Most Recent Entries

Institute for Research and European Studies

Signed by Goran Ilik

Sistema de Información Científica Redalyc (www.redalyc.org)

Signed by Eduardo Aguado López

Institute for Research and European Studies

Signed by Goran Ilik

Nasmo Foundation for Rights Frerdom Supporting the Social Peace

Signed by Murad Mohammed Almahdi

Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies - University of Coimbra

Signed by Delfim F. Leão

Universidade Fernando Pessoa - International Relations and Institutional Development Office

Signed by Nadine Rombert Trigo

Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Instituto de Estudios Avanzados

Signed by Manuel Loyola

Ariadna Ediciones Open Library

Signed by Manuel Loyola

Future of Research

Signed by Gary Steven Mcdowell

ENGLISH AND NONVIOLENCE PROMOTION VOLUNTEERS

Signed by Raphael Kouadio Loma