As previously announced, the Young Academy of Europe has been actively involved in advising on the creation of an agreement for reforming research assessment, as part of the Core Group organised by the European Commission.

The Core group involved 20 research organisations, representing the diversity of the research community across Europe, contributed to the drafting process led by the Drafting Team, while EU Member States and Associated Countries have been consulted on the agreement in the framework of the ERA Forum and the European Research Area Committee (ERAC). Over 350 organisations from +40 countries covering all stakeholder groups have expressed interest in the Agreement, through a number of stakeholder meetings held over the past 6 months.

Today, the final Agreement is made public. It sets a shared direction for changes in assessment practices for research, researchers and research performing organisations, with the overarching goal to change the system to maximise the quality and impact of research. The Final version of the Agreement can be accessed here.