"Change will come only when grants and promotions are contingent on best practice." Alan Finkel, Australia's Chief Scientist writing on improving research rigor and reproducibility.
Number of publications is quantifiable, but doesn’t necessarily quantify something important. Instead, we should create a reward structure based on the impact that mentors have on their students’ careers and the field as a whole.
Australia Chief Scientist calls for Universities "to abandon paper counting and similar metrics for evaluating researchers" in a tribune in . Very important landmark!
“We can no longer rely on a model that assumes time and resources our mentors do not have. Institutions must provide explicit instruction in research integrity, data management and professional expectations”, says .
To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions : let them present ‘their best five papers over the past five years, accompanied by a description of the research, its impact and their individual contribution’
Must read piece in from on the importance of quality over quantity in research and ways in which we can create a better and healthier research environment
"Institutions should also be required to train PhD supervisors in mentorship" To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions
To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions ⁦⁩ ‘Next, institutions must heed growing calls to abandon paper counting and similar metrics for evaluating researchers.’ ⁦⁩ ⁦
Fully agree: Change will come only when grants and promotions are contingent on best practice #sciculture
To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions
alan finkel (australian chief scientist) lists some suggestions on improving research practices to improve the overall quality of research
Important thoughts from our chief Scientist on moving research from quantity to quality. Institutions can drive reform.
"Institutions should be required to train PhD supervisors in mentorship, and on leaders’ roles in creating a healthy research culture...supervisors should be judged not by head count, but by impact statements about student projects and career progression"
Changes in research culture call for defined steps for all stakeholders , world view from Alan Finkel 1/4 To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions
SPEAKING OUT: Australia’s Chief Scientist is arguing to move away from narrow assessment of research to improve science - and #CAULRD2019
" institutions must heed growing calls to abandon paper counting and similar metrics for evaluating researchers"
"Institutions should also be required to train PhD supervisors in mentorship, and on leaders’ roles in creating a healthy research culture."
“Institutions must provide explicit instruction in research integrity, #RDM data management and professional expectations” by Alan Finkel, Australia Chief Scientist
UWA () is a glaring example of many of how desperate many institutions are to put numbers on people. If only they would care as much about the quality of their science and mentoring. On which note, at least is leading the way:
Important that quality in research is on the agenda of : “our focus has to shift from quantity to quality if we are to safeguard against shoddy work.” & “Change will come only when grants and promotions are contingent on best practice.“
This ⁦⁩ op-ed from Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel ⁦⁩ kicks so many goals - on science training, mentorship, evaluation, integrity
To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions
To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions
To move #research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions. Australian chief scientist Alan Finkel calls for formal action to bake in better research practices.
"we must abandon the assumption that a passive apprentice system works. Institutions must provide explicit instruction in research integrity, data management and professional expectations"