The EU Commission signed the Agreement on Research!
On November 8, the European Commission signed the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment ,which represents a common direction for changes in assessment practices for research, researchers and research organisations for maximising the quality and the impact of research.
It establishes the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment. The Coalition represents a group of organisations which aims to work together for implementing this reform and it is one of the main expected outcomes of the European Research Area (ERA) Policy Agenda 2022-2024.
Moreover, this signature represents the Commission’s endorsement of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment which includes a serious of recommendations to improve the evaluation of researchers and the outputs of research.
As stated by Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth: “The signature of the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment and the endorsement of the DORA Declaration are a sign of the European Commission’s strong commitment to pave the way towards a reform of research assessment practices. Implementing changes is crucial to foster a research culture that recognises the diversity of contributions that maximise the quality and impact of research”.
In this discussion, nursing researchers are key. Creating a resilient frontline workforce means also boosting nursing research and innovation. The shortage of registered nurses is the new upcoming healthcare crisis and, in this context, nursing research can help for addressing this issue by improving nurses’ skills and competencies.
Boosting nursing research and innovation is vital!