DORA declaration

The SNSF has signed the DORA declaration and is now implementing it step by step

How does one perform a fair assessment of somebody's scientific achievements? For a long time, the publication of articles in prestigious and oft-cited journals was the most important criterion. However, the DORA declaration (San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment) recommends a more encompassing approach.

The declaration was published in 2012 by the American cell biology society in collaboration with editors and publishing houses. By July 2018, approximately 500 scientific organisations and 12,000 researchers had signed the DORA declaration.


Sylvia Jeney