Open Research Information for Responsible Research Assessment
The recording of Ludo Waltman's presentation in "VIVO Talks!"
Jun 29, 2022
Ludo Waltman of Leiden University illustrates the important role openness of research information plays to implement more responsible research assessment practices. Please scroll down to see the full recording of his presentation.
Within the framework of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA), a project team is developing a research information platform called VIVO Research Information Platform. The platform is offering the possibility – but not te requirement – to openly present metadata about projects, research outputs, researchers and many more.
As research is now more collaborative, multidisciplinary and open than ever, and research outputs are growing more and more diverse, the way research and researchers are assessed needs to be adapted. According to Ludo Waltman, professor and deputy director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University, openness of research information is a crucial factor on this path.
He argues that research information needs to be openly available if research analytics are to be transparent, pluralistic and democratic and to enable responsible research assessment. Please find the recording of his full presentation for “VIVO Talks!” below:
Over the course of his presentation, Ludo Waltman introduces different infrastructures promoting open research information. He makes clear how open research information and open science are interrelated. Moreover, Ludo Walman gives an idea of how to facilitate responsible research assessment.
He concludes his presentation with seven guiding principles for open research information that are providing high level guidance on the way towards more responsible research assessment.
Ludo Waltman is a professor of Quantitative Science Studies and deputy director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at Leiden University. In "VIVO Talks!", he illustrated how open research information enables a more responsible assessment of researchers, their projects and research.
VIVO Talks! is an online event series organized by the project team of VIVO Research Information Platform at BUA.
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the state of Berlin under the Excellence Strategy of the Federal Government and the Länder.