The fifth OSCR ReproducibiliTea journal club will take place on March 11th at 11:00 in room G2-35 (G building).

We will have a special guest: Hardy Schwamm, Open Scholarship Librarian at the National University of Ireland and co-founder of the Open Scholarship Community Galway. Hardy is interested in how research is evaluated and how academics are assessed when it comes to job / grant applications and promotions. Hardy believes that research assessment is a topic all researchers should have a basic knowledge of, as it will determine their careers in academia.

In this context, we will look at the blog post Introducing SCOPE – a process for evaluating responsibly, published by Laura Himanen and Elizabeth Gadd on The Bibliomagician in December 2019. The blog post asks what universities do next, once Responsible Metrics statements such as DORA are signed? How can we measure researchers’ outputs in a way that takes into account all the problematic aspects of research metrics? The proposed SCOPE method aims to be a step in this direction. We will go through SCOPE1 and discuss if such a method speaks to researchers and should be promoted to senior managers in universities.

In preparation for this meeting, have a look at the SCOPE blog post and think about how research is currently evaluated at EUR and other universities you know.

An invitation on Outlook calendar has been sent to researchers in the ReproducibiliTea mailing list (if you want to be included, contact Antonio. Please explicitly Accept or Decline the invitation, so that catering and room capacity can be evaluated accordingly.

Next Meeting

The next meeting will take place on April 8th 2020 at 11:00 in room J7-55 (Bayle building). We will have another special guest… stay tuned!


Hardy Schwamm and Antonio Schettino

  1. The slide deck will be available on our OSF repository.↩︎