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A global Coalition

Through a global 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, signatories of the Agreement will work together to enable systemic reform on the basis of common principles within an agreed timeframe, and to facilitate exchanges of information and mutual learning between all those willing to improve research assessment practices.

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The secretariat of the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA)

Since the first General Assembly meeting of the Coalition (the “Constitutive Assembly”) on 1st December 2022, the secretariat of the Coalition for Advancing Research Assessment (CoARA) is provided by the European Science Foundation – Science Connect (ESF-SC).

It was previously provided by the Interim Secretariat composed of Science Europe, the European University Association (EUA) and the European Commission.

Governance documents for the Coalition have been prepared with the Assembly of future Coalition members. These documents have been approved during the Constitutive Assembly on 1st December 2022.

Constitutive Assembly

The official launch of CoARA has taken place during the first meeting of the General Assembly of members of the Coalition (the “Constitutive Assembly”) during which the governance documents have been adopted, the Chair, Vice-Chair(s) and other Steering Board members have been elected, and the organisation due to host the Coalition Secretariat has been selected. This “Constitutive Assembly” has taken place on 1st December 2022.

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