ORFG Supports TOP Guidelines and DORA

The Open Research Funders Group is pleased to add its support to two community-driven initiatives promoting research transparency.  Today, the ORFG has become an official signatory to both the Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines and the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).

ORFG's mission aligns squarely with both projects.  TOP aims to encourage transparency and openness in research design, execution, analysis, and dissemination.  This will enable more effective research reproducibility.  DORA seeks to ensure that scientific output is measured accurately and transparently, and that it is evaluated wisely.  This will promote better research processes and improve hiring, promotion, and funding decisions.

The ORFG's support of these initiatives is a tangible outcome of our first in-person member meeting. At this convening, ORFG members agreed that we, as an organization, should become more assertive in giving public support to policies and principles consistent with our mission.  Our amplified voice is an effective tool to promote a range of activities that accelerate the open sharing of research outputs.