The Quantified Scholar

A RoRI seminar with Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra

Around the world, the good, the bad and the ugly in research cultures are the focus of unprecedented scrutiny and debate. Imperatives of equality, diversity, inclusion, impact, integrity and sustainability are forcing overdue change to institutions, policies and practices. But there is still a long way to go.

Juan Pablo Pardo-Guerra, associate professor of sociology at the University of California, San Diego and author of the book The Quantified Scholar, explores how processes of research evaluation themselves shape disciplines, promote conformity and limit diversity.

Prof. Sarah de Rijcke, Co-Chair of RoRI and Scientific Director at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University and Dr Molly Morgan Jones, Director of Policy at The British Academy, offer their responses.

This seminar was organised by RoRI and Sheffield Metascience Network (MetaNet) at the University of Sheffield.