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The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) recognizes the need to improve the ways in which the outputs of scientific research are evaluated. DORA has been initiated by the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) together with a group of editors and publishers of scholarly journals.

The group met in December 2012 during the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco and subsequently circulated a draft declaration among various stakeholders. DORA as it now stands has benefited from input by many of the original signers listed on the DORA website. DORA is a worldwide initiative covering all scholarly disciplines. Individuals and organizations who are concerned about the appropriate assessment of scientific research are encouraged to sign DORA.

Read more and sign on the DORA website