Collegium Civitas joins CoARA

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Collegium Civitas joined the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA), an initiative of the European University Association (EUA). Dr Katarzyna Iwińska, Vice-Rector for Scientific Research will be representing our university during the Constitutive Assembly of CoARA early December.

The Coalition of universities is based on 10 commitments and establishes a common direction for research assessment reform. The Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment sets a shared direction for changes in assessment practices for research, researchers and research performing organisations, with the overarching goal to maximise the quality and impact of research.

The CoARA Agreement includes the principles, commitments and timeframe for reforms and lays out the principles for a Coalition of organisations willing to work together in implementing the changes. CoARA vision is that the assessment of research, researchers and research organisations recognises the diverse outputs, practices and activities that maximise the quality and impact of research. This requires basing assessment primarily on qualitative judgement, for which peer review is central, supported by responsible use of quantitative indicators.

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