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Call for Poster Abstracts for SARIMA Conference

2021 SARIMA Conference: Call for Poster Abstracts deadline 15 August 2021

To add value to the 2021 Virtual Conference, a special poster feature will be added

It is an opportunity to present stimulating findings, best practices, case studies and the chance to make a difference to the future of Research and Innovation Management in Southern Africa

 

Submission deadline: 15 August 2021

Submission platform: www.sarimaconf.co.za

Ny veileder for vurdering av akademiske karrierer, NB! Forlenget svarfrist

En arbeidsgruppe under UHR har utarbeidet en veileder for vurdering i akademiske karriereløp. Arbeidsgruppen foreslår et mer fleksibelt og helhetlig rammeverk for arbeidet med vurdering av faglige resultater, kompetanse og erfaring, og det foreslås en fleksibel matrise, NOR-CAM som en verktøykasse for et slikt vurderingssystem.

Ambisjonen har vært å utvikle en veileder som tar hensyn til at forskning og kunnskapsarbeid blir mer åpen, det er behov for en større bredde i hvilke kompetanser som vurderes, samt at vurderinger bør gjøres mer helhetlige, som motsats til ensidig bruk av indikatorer. Veilederen er utviklet i nær dialog med institusjoner og fagmiljøer internasjonalt og vil være til hjelp ved f.eks. oppfølging av Dora-prinsippene.

Bl.a. foreslås det å etablere et helhetlig rammeverk for vurdering av akademiske karrierer som:

  • balanserer kvantitative og kvalitative mål og dokumentasjonsformer for faglig kvalitet og kompetanse
  • muliggjør ulike karriereløp og fremmer høy kvalitet på de tre nøkkelområdene: utdanning, forskning og samspill med samfunnet
  • anerkjenner de vitenskapelig ansattes uavhengighet og individuelle kompetanser og deres prestasjoner i grupper og gjennom samarbeid
  • verdsetter åpne forskningspraksiser (inkludert åpne vurderingssystemer)
  • oppmuntrer til akademisk ledelse av høy kvalitet

samt å

  • ta i bruk en matrise for vurdering av faglige resultater, kompetanse og erfaring – Norwegian Career Assessment Matrix (NOR-CAM) – Denne vil synliggjøre seks kompetanseområder gjennom systematisk dokumentasjon og refleksjon.

Veilederen og NOR-CAM skal kunne brukes

  • av de akademiske institusjonene ved utlysning og ansettelse av vitenskapelig personale
  • ved prosesser knyttet til opprykk fra ett vitenskapelig karrieretrinn til det neste
  • av eksterne finansieringskilder ved vurdering av prosjektledere og medarbeidere i forbindelse med forskningssøknader
  • av den enkelte ansatte i egen karriereutvikling

For å få input til det videre arbeidet med karrierevurdering inviterer UHR til innspill og kommentarer til forslagene i rapporten. Vi ønsker innspill både fra institusjoner og vitenskapelig ansatte. Lenke til innspillsskjema.

 Frist for tilbakemelding er forlenget til 18. juni 2021.

Les også artikkelen på Universitets- og høgskolerådets sider.

NOR-CAM matrise

NOR-CAM – Verktøy for tilpassede vurderinger i akademiske karrierer
En hovedhensikt med NOR-CAM er å vurdere flere kompetanseområder mer systematisk enn det som gjøres i dag.

Clearing Houses for Due Diligence in Research

ARMA is currently leading a project on behalf of our main UK government research funders about due diligence in international research. You can find more information about the project here: https://arma.ac.uk/first-output-from-the-consolidated-approach-to-assurance-and-due-diligence-project/.

The project will recommend the establishment of a ‘clearing house’ for due diligence – effectively a place where information required for due diligence on research organisations and partners can be stored and re-used to improve efficiency. This is similar to the FDP Clearing house in the USA: https://fdpclearinghouse.org/.

ARMA have been working closely with the research managers in the USA who developed and run the FDP Clearing House and we would like to reach out to any other research managers involved in similar projects in other INORMS associations.

Plan S Rights Retention Strategy Webinar

Starting in January 2021, cOAlition S Organisations are changing their grant conditions to mandate Open Access for all publications reporting original research supported in whole or in part by their funding.

cOAlition S Organisations offer three routes that allow their funded researchers to be compliant with this policy. Authors can publish in fully Open Access journals and platforms, they can self-archive a version of their paper, or they can publish in journals that are under a Transformative Arrangement.

cOAlition S has developed its Rights Retention Strategy to fully support the self-archiving route. The Rights Retention Strategy gives researchers the freedom to publish in their journal of choice, including subscription journals, whilst remaining fully compliant with Plan S. Authors only need to apply a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC BY) to (at least) the Author Accepted Manuscripts (AAMs) of their submissions.https://www.coalition-s.org/rights-retention-strategy/

Representatives from cOAlition S will describe the Rights Retention Strategy and its implementation, and will be available to answer any questions attendees may have about this initiative.

Registration:

https://arma.ac.uk/product/plan-s-rights-retention-strategy-webinar/

Read more on narma.no: https://narma.no/narma-aktiviteter/plan-s-rights-retention-strategy-webinar/

Frist for å stemme i EARMA-generalforsamling er fredag 5. juni 2020!

Vi oppfordrer alle institusjons- og enkeltmedlemmer i EARMA til å avgi sin stemme i generalforsamlingen.

Alle stemmeberettigede medlemmer skal ha mottatt en e-post med lenke til avstemningen fra member@surveymonkeyuser.com den 29. mai. EARMA oppfordrer medlemmene til å sjekke søppelposten sin dersom de ikke kan se å ha mottatt e-posten.

Vi kan stolt annonsere at Ragnar Lie, UHR i år er kandidat til styret!

Se presentasjon fra alle kandidatene her.

Generalforsamlingen avholdes i år digitalt, viktige datoer og informasjon finner du på EARMA

New guidance: Research Ethics Support and Review in Research Organisations

The UK Research Integrity Office (UKRIO) and the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) published Research Ethics Support and Review in Research Organisations, to support the research community in achieving high standards of research ethics review on April 8th.

The guidance offers benchmark policies and processes which organisations can use to create, revise or audit institutional practices in order to support the functions of research ethics committees.

It also synthesises developments in academic work on ethics and integrity, the expectations of research funders and government and existing examples of good practice, to help researchers and organisations to develop a positive culture of integrity and ethics in research.

Steph Bales, Chair of ARMA said: “I am thrilled to see the collaborative efforts of ARMA and UKRIO come to fruition in this joint guidance document. It is essential reading for all research professionals not just those involved in supporting ethics committee structures and I urge all ARMA members to download a copy. I would particularly like to thank those experts who were formerly part of the Association for Research Ethics (AfRE) without whom this endeavour would have been impossible.”

Professor Sir Ian Boyd, Chair of UKRIO said: “All organisations involved in research, from universities to commercial companies, will benefit from this document. The principles it sets out lay the ground work for good practice. Ensuring the highest standards in research integrity and ethics needs to be a central plank of corporate social responsibility. People expect it and this document points out the route through which this responsibility can be delivered.”

Research Ethics Support and Review in Research Organisations is available in two formats: the standard guidance, which includes extended background and rationale with references, and a summary version, which sets out key recommendations and basic ground rules for developing best practice in supporting high ethical standards in research.

Supporting materials:

A presentation summarising the key points of the guidance is available in Powerpoint and PDF formats:

Forms from the Appendices are also available as separate PDFs for ease of completion:

Additional supporting materials will be published in due course and the guidance will be incorporated in UKRIO’s and ARMA’s training programmes.

Written by James Parry, Chief Executive,  UK Research Integrity Office

A webinar from the INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group: SCOPE: A five-step process for evaluating responsibly

The International Network of Research Management Societies (INORMS) established the Research Evaluation Working Group in 2018 to consider how to best ensure that research evaluation is meaningful, responsible and effective. The Working Group is truly global, it has members from all continents, with the exception of Antarctica!

The Research Evaluation Working Group invites research managers and other research evaluation practitioners involved in planning, implementing and interpreting research evaluations to a webinar on ‘SCOPE’ – a five step process for evaluating responsibly.

The webinar will be held on Monday 20th April 2020 at 1-2 pm BST [In Norway at 2-3 pm]

San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), the Leiden Manifesto and the Metric Tide give the Higher Education sector a framework for evaluating research responsibly. However, practitioners who plan and organize evaluations may still be left asking “now what?”. How do we actually do research evaluation responsibly?

The INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group has developed a five-stage process for evaluating responsibly, that may answer that question! The process is called ‘SCOPE’.This webinar presents the SCOPE model in detail and provides a practical framework for research managers, and others, seeking to conduct responsible research evaluations.

Register for the webinar

The webinar can host up to 150 participants. All who register will receive the link to the webinar, and the first 150 to join the webinar can attend live. A recording of the webinar will be sent to all who register.

Hope you can join us!

The INORMS Research Evaluation Working Group

For more information, please contact Laura Himanen (laura.himanen(at)tuni.fi)