A new model for monitoring open science was sent for community consultation this Autumn. It is planned to be used for the first time in early 2022. In this article we discuss how the proposed model resonates with principles of responsible research evaluation using the SCOPE framework. We conclude that even though it is important to monitor the developments in open science on national level, the new model creates a ranking by making comparisons between organisations possible. This can cause optimization as universities try to secure a winning position, which is anticipated to result in unintended consequences. We call for more time for universities to implement all the recommendations already published. Also, we feel there is still a lot to do on the national level so before focusing on universities’ maturity in open science, the focus should be on making sure the national environment for open science is more complete.
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Dec 2021|
|Publication type||B1 Journal article|