The effective evaluation of interdisciplinary work and its challenges has been an issue I have discussed, talked and written about – in other words wrestled with – for many years. It is widely accepted that this is an area fraught with complexity, but a critically important one in supporting a healthy and diverse research base.
Delivering responsible metrics in UK research is a collective effort.
The deadline has just passed for responses to the consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework (REF). We now face the exciting and daunting task of reading and analysing over 370 responses.
The consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework is about to close. So what views are emerging?
Thinking beyond the next REF to a third exercise and a policy on open-access monographs.
The second Research Excellence Framework needs to preserve the best of the 2014 system but adapt to the future.
With events like Brexit, we have seen big changes across the world. The Research Excellence Framework will miss a trick if it doesn’t think about ‘impact’ within this broader context.
Despite the proposed changes, the next REF could end up looking a lot like the last one.
How does public engagement fit into the world of the student experience?
What we mean by staff ‘with significant responsibility for research’ would benefit from closer scrutiny.