Taking Open Science practices and values into account in human resources (HR) processes is a prerequisite to become an open research organization. This will have consequences for how the scientific community evaluates research content and performance as well as for academic career development.
UZH has signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) 2014 and promotes a comprehensive view on evaluating researchers without using journal-based metrics, such as Journal Impact Factors. This is also reflected in the Guidelines on Selection Procedures for hiring and promoting researchers.
UZH has signed the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment in 2022. The agreement sets a shared direction for changes in assessment practices for research, researchers and research performing organisations, with the overarching goal to maximise the quality and impact of research. The agreement has been prepared in a collaborative process by a team composed of representatives from the European University Association (EUA), Science Europe, and the European Commission alongside Dr Karen Stroobants.