Nature sulla valutazione della ricerca. “Research assessments: Judgement day”

Many governments are assessing the quality of university research, much to the dismay of some researchers.

16 October 2013

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Two years ago, academics at Lancaster University, UK, found themselves in the uncomfortable position of being graded. They each had to submit the four best pieces of research that they had published in the previous few years, and then wait for months as small panels of colleagues — each containing at least one person from outside the university — judged the quality of the work. Those who failed their evaluations were offered various forms of help, including mentoring from a more experienced colleague, an early start on an upcoming sabbatical or a temporary break from teaching duties…

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