The current state of the art in metrics for evaluating scientific production in Colombia is structured around a points-based system that encourages individual or group research performance, instead of collaborative research. Furthermore, the system is still weak when it comes to accounting for other aspects of research, for example, the process of research, or using the results of measures in public policies, beyond the classification of people, groups, and institutions. It also promotes the production of scientific articles only, ignoring other formats; measures the quality of the studies based on the ranking of the journal where the work published, furthermore, it does not take into consideration publication in local repositories or journals. Therefore, a more compelling model is required if the goal is to incentivize transformative research. Here we present a methodology with a participatory approach structured in three axes: massive and open spaces to know and discuss experiences on metrics around the world (such as the UK Research Excellence Framework, Leiden Manifesto, San Francisco Declaration ” DORA “, INORMS, among others); the second axis of formulation of a public policy proposal, to improve the Colombian evaluation mechanism and incentives for responsible research and innovation; and the third axis for the construction of a tool for the institutional measurement of research, useful to HEIs. All three axes have been explored on in inter-institutional commissions and with the advice of a scientific commission with local and international experts. Since this is a work on progress, conclusions are not yet ready, however by the time of this conference we would be able to draw conclusions not only about the outcomes but also about the challenges and advantages of this collaborative project.
Key words: Responsible metrics, research impact, research incentives.