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.
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.