The European Research Council is ending the use of Impact Factors to assess the CVs of applicants, adding a key element in favour of Open Science.
On the occasion of the adoption of the European Research Council's Work Programme for 2022 , the ERC has also announced its formal endorsement of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), in line with its long-standing adherence to the highest standards of research assessment. The ERC is convinced that the broad implementation of research assessment procedures that integrate the DORA principles is the key to an equitable transition to Open Science.
The ERC's 2022 work programme was adopted by the European Commission on 14 July 2021. It includes over € 2.4 billion to fund grants for some 1,100 excellent scientists and scholars in the EU and associated countries.
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