SCOPE Framework for Research Evaluation
The SCOPE framework for research evaluation is a five-stage model for evaluating responsibly. It is a practical step-by-step process designed to help research managers, or anyone involved in conducting research evaluations, in planning new evaluations as well as check existing evaluations. SCOPE is an acronym, where S stands for START with what you value, C for CONTEXT considerations, O for OPTIONS for evaluating, P for PROBE deeply, and E for EVALUATE your evaluation. The following resources available on SCOPE explain the model in more detail:
- A blog post outlining the SCOPE process.
- A five-minute video introducing the SCOPE process.
- A one-page high-level overview of the SCOPE process. (Translations: Chinese, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese)
- SCOPE – a five-stage process for evaluating responsibly.
- A webinar on the SCOPE process for research managers was held on Monday 20 April 2020. To watch the recording, click here.
- SCOPE Case Studies
One of the underpinning messages of SCOPE is not to abandon academic rigour when it comes to management practice. Most institutions have expertise in research evaluation – utilize that expertise! To persuade senior leaders of the benefits of responsible research evaluation, the group has also produced a set of arguments, available in several languages:
- Five arguments to persuade HE Leaders to evaluate research responsibly (Translations: Chinese, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Brazilian Portuguese)
The INORMS Research Evaluation Group can be invited to facilitate a workshop on the SCOPE process, for more information, please contact the chair [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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