Steven Hill, HEFCE’s Head of Research Policy, explores the issue of anonymous review and the next Research Excellence Framework process.
Open access monographs will be included in the REF 2027 – but how, is very much up for discussion. Steven Hill explains.
It is essential that we draw on international expertise throughout the REF review process.
The participation in research of members of the public, users and beneficiaries plays a central role in the delivery of impact.
If excellent research depends on the right culture, perhaps this should be the aim of research strategies.
Research challenges often need to draw on the work of different disciplines, and dual support funding supports investments which make this possible.
There is considerable, and mounting, evidence that investment in university research makes a difference outside of academia. The impact that such research has is diverse, and depends on a diverse array of disciplinary knowledge.
The case for public investment in research depends on the notion that society broadly benefits from the research and researchers that are funded.
A slew of evidence shines a light on how productivity benefits from investment in research, and reveals a word with many meanings.
Steven Hill looks at how far strong academic submissions to the REF coincide with a strong impact on society.