We are interested in evaluating researcher assessment and in developing, implementing, and testing novel metrics for assessing research(ers). We seek to contribute to the creation of responsible metrics that reduce research waste and promote transparency, sharing, and integrity. You can learn about some of our recent work in this space below.
For knowledge to benefit research and society, it must be trustworthy. Trustworthy research is robust, rigorous, and transparent at all stages of design, execution, and reporting. Assessment of researchers still rarely includes considerations related to trustworthiness, rigor, and transparency. We have developed the Hong Kong Principles (HKPs) as part of the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity with a specific focus on the need to drive research improvement through ensuring that researchers are explicitly recognized and rewarded for behaviors that strengthen research integrity. We present five principles: responsible research practices; transparent reporting; open science (open research); valuing a diversity of types of research; and ecognizing all contributions to research and scholarly activity. For each principle, we provide a rationale for its inclusion and provide examples where these principles are already being adopted.
Both institutions and individuals can endorse the Hong Kong Principles.
Media interviews, resources, and dissemination tools related to the Hong Kong Principles can also be found on the World Conferences on Research Integrity page.