To improve the research assessment process in China
DONG ErDan;HU Hai;ZHANG Jun;Department of Health Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China;
Research assessments make value judgments on the results of academic activities. In China, the existing research assessment models have become increasingly unsuited to the rapid development of science and technology. Here we discuss the essence and basic principles of research assessment. We demonstrate the characteristics, advantages and disadvantages of two popular models for research assessment: one based on the scientific content and the other based on the form of academic achievement. We then review the current situation and problems of research assessment in Western countries, as well as the current problems in China. We propose the principles and corresponding institutional improvements that should follow upon changing research assessment from a form-based to content-based model. We also discuss the changes and improvements that should be considered in medical research assessment.
【CateGory Index】： G311