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ERC ‘considering signing Dora declaration’ on assessment

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Unconfirmed move by European Research Council could help improve assessment of academics and their work

The European Research Council is considering signing the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (Dora), according to a member of the flagship EU funder’s governing scientific council.

Paola Bovolenta, a molecular biologist at the Severo Ochoa Center for Molecular Biology in Madrid, said during her session as a speaker at an event on open-access publishing in Belgium on 6 November that the ERC is looking at the possibility of signing up.

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