Participate in a survey about academic assessment systems and infrastructures

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Technician or a data collector working at a European institution, participate in a survey about how current academic assessment systems and infrastructures support evaluating open science practices.

The purpose of this survey is to understand how current academic assessment systems and infrastructures support evaluating open science practices, particularly those related to research data. The survey is part of a study funded by the European Open Science Cloud Co-Creation program and operated by the Federation of Finnish Learned Societies (TSV) to work towards fostering responsible evaluation of research and researchers throughout Europe.

The survey is targeted primarily toward individuals at European institutions acting as (1) technicians and/or (2) data collectors in academic assessments. People working in a different position but possessing similar knowledge are also eligible to participate.

  1. Technicians are responsible for developing and maintaining the technical systems used in assessments. Examples of these systems include current research information systems (CRIS), researcher profile systems, personnel management systems, etc. 
  2.  Data collectors are responsible for creating or collecting data used in assessments. Such individuals may work in libraries, human resource departments or in research support offices, for example. 

Your input will help us to better understand current assessment practices and systems. It will also contribute to (1) creating a vision and roadmap for incorporating (FAIR) research data into academic assessments and (2) the technical infrastructure necessary to do so.

The survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete and can be accessed here: link to the survey.

The survey will be open until January 19th, 2021. Thank you for your participation! Please feel free also to distribute the survey link further to potential participants!

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