In a recent workshop organised jointly by our association and the Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), participants explored the SPACE rubric developed by DORA to support institutional development around academic assessment and to promote sustainable research cultures.
The workshop provided new tools for our Members to take stock of and advance their own institutional strategy and progress for evolving academic assessment, and is also feeding into the broader European context around reforming research assessment.
Briefly, the workbook has a page for each of the five dimensions intended for use together with the SPACE rubric. These pages can be completed independently or in groups to capture specific aspects of current, anticipated, and aspirational institutional capabilities with regard to research assessment reform.
Each page also contains illustrative examples of the kinds of activities and behaviours that might be relevant for the Foundational, Expansion, and Scaling phases.
At the end of the document there is a Next Steps page, which provides space for capturing specific, tangible actions that can help move efforts forward and capture existing momentum.
Deputy Secretary General, Mattias Björnmalm, said:
For more information please contact our Deputy Secretary General, Mattias Björnmalm.