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News article21 October 2022BrusselsDirectorate-General for Research and Innovation1 min read

Call for candidacies: Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA)

The Interim Secretariat of the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA), composed of the European University Association, Science Europe, and the European Commission, has launched a call for candidates for the positions of Chair, Vice-Chair(s) and other Steering Board members of the CoARA.

Candidacies will be presented and voted upon during the Constitutive Assembly (i.e. the first General Assembly of the CoARA), which will take place online on 1 December 2022. The Constitutive Assembly is also expected to adopt the Governance document, Rules of Procedure for Chair, Vice-Chair(s) and Steering Board, Rules of Procedure for Working Groups, and Code of Conduct of the Coalition, which were recently finalised following some last inputs received during an Assembly meeting of Stakeholders that took place on 13 October 2022.

The Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) is a Coalition of research funding organisations, research performing organisations, national/regional assessment authorities and agencies, as well as associations of the above organisations, learned societies and other relevant organisations. They have signed the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment, which means that they are committed to implement changes to research assessment, and mutually support and learn from each other as they progress in their reform journey.

The Steering Board will be responsible for the overall oversight, strategy, work plan and sustainability of the CoARA. It will provide the environment to support the participation of the member organisations, and the work of the Working Groups and General Assembly of Members. It will also ensure that the organisational perspective remains focused on the longer term aims of the CoARA.

The deadline to submit candidacies as Chair, Vice-Chairs and other Steering Board members of the CoARA is 17 November 2022 (Midnight CET / Brussels time). Submissions should be made via e-mail to the addresses indicated in the call for candidacies.  

More information

Call for candidates for CoARA Chair, Vice-Chair(s), and other Steering Board Members:

Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA):


Publication date
21 October 2022
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation