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The COVID-19 response illustrates that traditional academic reward structures and metrics do not reflect crucial contributions to modern science

Authors
  • Kucharski, Adam J.
  • Funk, Sebastian
  • Eggo, Rosalind M.
Type
Published Article
Journal
PLoS Biology
Publisher
Public Library of Science
Publication Date
Oct 16, 2020
Volume
18
Issue
10
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000913
PMID: 33064730
PMCID: PMC7592912
Source
PubMed Central
Disciplines
  • Social Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Motivation
License
Unknown

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has motivated many open and collaborative analytical research projects with real-world impact. However, despite their value, such activities are generally overlooked by traditional academic metrics. Science is ultimately improved by analytical work, whether ensuring reproducible and well-documented code to accompany papers, developing and maintaining flexible tools, sharing and curating data, or disseminating analysis to wider audiences. To increase the impact and sustainability of modern science, it will be crucial to ensure these analytical activities—and the people who do them—are valued in academia.

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