- Posted on : 27 February 2017
- by Daniel Rankine
Following the 2016 Stern Review the UK funding councils consultation was completed in spring 2017 with any amendments to the recommendations for REF 2021 set to be published and in place by the summer.
The 2015 Metric Tide report identified 20 recommendations for further work and action by stakeholders across the UK research system including effective leadership; governance and management of research cultures; and coordinating activity and building evidence. What kind of evidence should universities need to include for REF 2021 submissions and what is future role of metrics in higher education?
Discussing how to develop the quality of research outputs and demonstrate originality, significance and rigour in REF applications.
A new institutional level assessment to reward collaboration on interdisciplinary activities was recommended in the Stern Review, how will universities respond to this assessment criteria?
Panel members will discuss and debate the next REF assessment criteria offering practical guidance to help you improve your research excellence and to demonstrate excellence in submissions.
The impact element of assessment is broadening for REF 2021, what will that mean for assessment criteria and research activity?
A new recommendation is set to include all research active staff for REF 2021 and creating a more flexible framework to ease the pressure and simplify management. Will this encourage academics to research new areas and develop research activity on a longer time scale?
Will the recommendations of the Stern Review incentivise new research cultures?
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