Research assessment

Our commitment to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

EMBL is committed to hiring and training outstanding research, service, and administrative personnel and to creating and maintaining a culture in which equality, diversity and inclusion are valued and promoted.

Our commitment

As a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), EMBL supports fair and responsible research assessment practices, which includes its recruitment and performance assessment processes. EMBL is implementing processes to uphold the DORA principles consistently across its six sites:

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About DORA

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment was developed in 2012 with the goal to improve the ways in which the output of scientific research is evaluated by funding agencies, academic institutions, and other parties. It has since been signed by more than 2,000 organisations and 16,500 individuals.