To ensure all research outputs are considered during assessment, candidates for recruitment, promotions, and awards are asked to include a variety of research outputs in their CVs and to describe the significance of key research outputs in a narrative within their CVs.
EMBL instructions for research outputs in CVs
EMBL supports fair and responsible research assessment, which includes its recruitment and performance assessment processes. We recognise a range of research outputs, discourage inappropriate use of proxies such as journal impact factors, and value research outputs based on their intrinsic merit. EMBL is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
As well as listing publications, research outputs can include open data sets, databases, code, software, preprints, patents, commercial products, instruments, clinical practice developments, educational products, policy publications, and any other relevant outputs to which you have contributed.
At the beginning of your list of research outputs, please also include a brief narrative (max. 300 words) summarising the impact and importance of the main outputs (citing them by a persistent identifier if available). Please explain your role in contributing to the generation of new ideas and hypotheses and which key skills you have used. You can also highlight how you have communicated your ideas and research results (written and verbal), as well as any related prizes or awards you have received. Please avoid mention of impact factors, h-indices and the like. You may consider including impact measures directly related to the research output item, including qualitative indicators of research impact such as influence on policy and practice.
The process of developing instructions
The EMBL CV Instructions were developed during a dedicated workshop hosted by the Working Group titled ‘Fairer research assessment practices at EMBL’. The workshop included representatives from different career paths and stages, as well as from different EMBL sites. You can find the workshop report here.