Ten ways to improve academic CVs for fairer research assessment
To provide recommendations on the structure and content of academic CVs, in order to make research careers more diverse and their assessment fairer and more transparent.
Academic CVs are ubiquitous and play an integral role in the assessment of researchers. They define and portray what activities and achievements are considered important in the scientific system. Developing their content and structure beyond the traditional, publication-focused CV has the potential to make research careers more diverse and their assessment fairer and more transparent. This comment presents ten ways to further develop the content and structure of academic CVs. The recommendations are inspired by a workshop of the CV Harmonization Group (H-Group), a joint initiative between researchers on research, academic data infrastructure organizations, and representatives from >15 funding organizations. The proposed improvements aim at inspiring development and innovation in academic CVs for funding agencies and hiring committees.
Reference of the resource
Ten ways to improve academic CVs for fairer research assessment, Michaela Strinzel, Josh Brown, Wolfgang Kaltenbrunner, Sarah de Rijcke, Michael Hill, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications 8 (2021) 251, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-021-00929-0.