Symposium overview: Raising standards.


Countries the world over are looking to their research base to drive progress in an increasingly competitive environment. But how should research be guided or rewarded to achieve a country’s goals — be they academic excellence, as exemplified by breakthrough papers and awards such as the Nobel prize, or measured in terms of economic prosperity and social wellbeing? “Assessment and evaluation of research is a timely topic globally,” said Charlotte Liu, regional managing director for science (Greater China) and education (Asia) at Macmillan Science and Education, the parent company of Nature Publishing Group, when she opened the 2014 International Symposium on Research Assessment and Evaluation in Shanghai, China. “Crucial to this aim is to establish a comprehensive, rational and systematic evaluation framework to guide research investment and resource evaluation.” At the symposium, held in October at the Shanghai Association for Science and Technology (SAST), representatives from academia, industry and government convened to talk about their experiences and to discuss courses of action.

DOI: 10.1038/520S10a

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@article{Grayson2015SymposiumOR, title={Symposium overview: Raising standards.}, author={Michelle Grayson}, journal={Nature}, year={2015}, volume={520 7549}, pages={S10-2} }