Concordat on Mitigating COVID-19 Pandemic Effects on Research (COMPEER)

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An initiative to mobilize and unite funding agencies, governments, academic and research institutions, scientific associations and conference organizers, researchers, publishers and other parties in (re)appraising how scientific research outputs are assessed in the context of education, graduation, funding, and hiring and promotion decisions.

The goal of COMPEER is to ensure that individuals are fairly recognized for their merits and that the crisis does not create undue divisions and inequity between people, and that everyone is engaged in enhancing the academic experience for all and conducting research in a more sustainable, responsible and impactful way.

COMPEER has 260 SIGNERS now

Together to mitigate the impact of COVID-19

Recent Tweets

Aujourd'hui soulignons ensemble la Journée internationale des femmes et filles de science @ONU_fr.

Aux FRQ, nous sommes fier de soutenir les carrières en #STIM auprès de la relève étudiante et des femmes en recherche. Bravo à toutes! #communautéFRQ
http://www.scientifique-en-chef.gouv.qc.ca/dossiers/equite-diversite-et-inclusion/publications/

For many students, the pandemic has thrown a light on the state of higher education. Closed borders have hammered universities’ financial health and entire business models. #newscompeer #signcompeer

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/feb/06/all-the-markers-of-youth-are-being-extended-higher-education-covid-and-the-debt-burden

Testimonies

Positive:
– Learned something outside my expertise

Negative:
– cancellation of most important conference during my Ph. D
– cancellation of research-trip
– cancellation of Graduate Mobility Award

My 5-month research stay in Europe was interrupted halfway due to the pandemic.