International conference on global research assessment and peer review

Jun 2017
Jun 2017

West-Indisch Huis, Amsterdam

The global research assessment and peer review system is slowly stretching to its limits and researchers everywhere are affected by this development. One of the problems is an ever increasing number of applications (not paralleled by an increasing amount of funding), resulting in turn in an increasing amount of necessary peer reviews.

To address these challenges and join forces to explore alternative ways of dealing with them, NWO will host an international conference. This meeting is primarily aimed at participants from European research councils. In addition, we will invite other granting organizations that are dealing with similar issues, as well as researchers and peer reviewers.

The aim of this conference is to explore new ways of dealing with peer review and related issues (sandpit and alternative review methods, high numbers of applications, the workload of applicants, the duration of the peer review process). An additional goal is to establish a new international network of research council experts meeting on a regular basis to share expertise and experience on these issues.

Preliminary programme

Besides workshops, the keynote sessions with panel discussions will address several topics: high numbers of applications / the workload of applicants; peer review methods applied in art and culture funding; peer review, sandpit and alternative review methods. More details on the programme will become available soon.

The conference will be chaired by prof. dr. A.C.J. (Aafke) Hulk, professor of French linguistics at the University of Amsterdam.

NWO will provide the venue, including lunch, dinner, and social programme. Sleeping and travel arrangements are covered by the participating organizations.

If you have questions please feel free to contact the organizers.