DORA Community Interviews Examine Innovation in Research Assessment


In celebration of last May’s fifth anniversary of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), the DORA Steering Committee created a community interview series to provide a space for discussion about how we evaluate researchers, especially in hiring, promotion, and funding decisions. These interviews are an opportunity to connect with organizations and individuals who are innovating in research assessment.
Summaries and audio from our 2018 interviews with Sandra Schmid (University of Texas Southwestern

Medical Center), Shahid Jameel (Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance), Philip Campbell (Springer Nature), and Christopher Jackson (Imperial College) can be found on the DORA blog (

The series will continue in 2019 to examine new approaches to researcher evaluation. Our first interview, on February 5, focused on the relationship between publishing and assessment in Latin America and featured Dominique Babini, Open Access Advisor, El Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales, and Arianna Becerril Garcí, the Executive Director of Redalyc. Information about upcoming interviews will be made available on the website ( They take place online and are free to join.

About the Author:

Anna Hatch is the Program Director for the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).