In the context of a researcher's activities, recognition is a measure of credibility and stature of a researcher within the scientific community, and with clients and stakeholders, in accordance with the specialty or type of work. Recognition is one of four valued outcomes. RELATED TERM. Valued outcome; Incumbent-based; Research, development and analysis; Managing research; Representation and client services.
In a 5-level incumbent-based process, demonstrated valued outcomes of recognition in research, development & analysis (RDA) include: (1) Recognized by colleagues in area of specialty; Consulted by team members; (2) Recognized locally or regionally in area of specialty and for contributions to results at project level (e.g., consulted by team members and by local or regional stakeholders in a restricted specialty related to research findings; internal reviewer of publications; membership in scientific societies; requested to review internal research proposals); (3) Recognized nationally as expert in area of specialty and for contributions to results at a program level (e.g., consulted nationally on implications of research findings in area of specialty; collaboration across programs; consulted on policy development in area of specialty; invited to give academic lectures or courses, or supervise graduate students; invited to present papers at national level event; held office in scientific societies; external reviewer of journal publications; requested to review external research proposals; (4) Recognized nationally and/or internationally as an authority in area of specialty and for contributions to results (e.g., recipient of national or international award; consulted widely by stakeholders to help solve problems and make decisions; collaboration across programs; sought as research mentor; invited to give academic lectures or courses, or supervise graduate students; invited to present papers at national and/or international lectures, reviews or conferences; external reviewer of publications in prestigious journals; held office in national scientific societies; reviews research proposals on behalf of external funding agencies; invited to chair national scientific committees and/or lead national research endeavours; multi-year contributions in broad, multi-disciplinary areas or increasing depth within the areas of specialty that are relevant to sectoral or departmental results at program level); and, (5) Recognized nationally and internationally as an authority in a broad area and for contributions to strategic outcomes (e.g., recipient of national and international awards; consulted widely by stakeholders, executive level decision makers and research community on a broad area; sought as research mentor; invited to give academic lectures or courses, or supervise graduate students; invited as keynote speaker at international events; invited to present papers at national and international lectures, reviews, or events; held editorial board or similar positions; held executive office in national or international scientific societies; reviews research proposals and participates on expert and site-visit committees on behalf of external funding agencies; invited to chair national and international scientific committees and/or lead international research endeavors. REFERENCE. Government of Canada (2006) Model guide for the preparation of researchers' career advancement (promotion) documentation ; Government of Canada (2006) Career progression management framework for federal researchers ; Government of Canada (2006) NRCan Model Guide for the Preparation of Researcherís Career Progression Evaluation Documentation (Dossier)
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