What are DORA and CoARA?
The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) was developed in 2012 with the goal of improving the ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties. Its objectives range from raising awareness of new tools and processes in research assessment to catalysing change in research assessment reform. DORA signatories can be either individuals or organisations. EMBL is proud to be one of DORA’s Case Studies.
The Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) was formally launched in December 2022 with more than 300 signatory organisations to its agreement. The agreement is a result of collaboration with the European Commission, Science Europe, the European University Association, and others that began in January 2022. The CoARA agreement aims to maximise the quality and impact of research by setting a shared direction and shared commitments and timelines for changes in assessment practices.