Acumen stands for Academic Careers Understood through Measurement and Norms. The scientific company’s cornerstone is assessment of the performances of individual researchers. There is at present a discrepancy between the applied assessment criteria and the broader social and economic function of scientific research. ACUMEN works on these issues by developing guidelines and criteria for an effective evaluation. This results in a comparative analysis of the evaluation practices in the career development of scientists. Another studied aspect is the role of sharing and archiving data in the assessment of research financed by authorities.