EU open science expert gathered in Helsinki on 21st of October to discuss challenges with coordinating and advancing open science in Europe and beyond. Evaluation, metrics, and rewards were present in every presentation and conversation. Participants saw these as the bottleneck and opportunity to transform open science into the new normal of science, or science 2.0 as Karel Luyben defined it.
Why is the current assessment culture a problem?
From Vision to Action
- research community members sitting in on evaluation panels as observers
- creating more transparent processes with feedback and explanation
- committing to self-audit against set evaluation criteria
- training evaluators to move beyond journal metrics
Third activity is to support leadership and role models for change. This requires bravery as the senior research ranks are people whose academic careers were made with the old tools and now new ones are required. The early career academics are often targeted with educational activities but they are not in a position to change the culture from bottom up alone.