Investing in research needs to respect the diversity of large and small institutions.
Proposals for the next Research Excellence Framework have so far produced a lively discussion.
Interdisciplinary research might be complex but it offers a world of opportunities.
After the Independent Review of the Research Excellence Framework which BEIS commissioned from Lord Stern, the Minister wrote to us and asked us to work with the other HE funding bodies to develop detailed proposals which take forward the recommendations from the Review, including any further testing and piloting.
Impact from research rarely follows a predictable path, but that doesn’t mean universities should leave it to chance.
Academics are as important to interdisciplinary research culture as the environment which supports them.
The participation in research of members of the public, users and beneficiaries plays a central role in the delivery of impact.
What’s behind the increasing appetite for postgraduate research study?
Which publications best reflect your research achievements? And would you use different evidence to highlight your academic impact and your wider societal and economic impact?
If excellent research depends on the right culture, perhaps this should be the aim of research strategies.