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REF2014 Draft panel criteria and working methods

The REF have published the Consultation on draft panel criteria and working methods. The consultation questions and response information can be found in Annex A of ‘Generic statement of assessment criteria and panel procedures, plus annexes’ document. The deadline for … Continue reading

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Publication of the REF2014 Guidance on submissions

HEFCE have today published the following REF2014 documents: • Guidance on Submissions: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/pubs/2011/02_11/ • Guidance to panels: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/pubs/other/guide/ • Equality briefing for panels: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/pubs/other/equality/ The guidance on submissions sets out the general framework for REF2014 and also provides guidance to … Continue reading

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HEFCE Publish Updated List of Expert Panels for 2011

HEFCE have now completed the process of appointing panel members through the nominations received. An updated membership of the expert panels for 2011, where the criteria for the assessment will be set, has now been published on the HEFCE website (http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/panels/).

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Ref timetable released

The timetable for the REF is now as follows: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/timetable/

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Applications are invited for the roles of Chairs Designate for the four REF Main Panels

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions (HEIs). It replaces the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The results of the REF will be used by the funding bodies to inform … Continue reading

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Leader: Watch the devilish details

The Times Higher Eduaction has published an article about the upcoming REF, it reports that it is moving in a direction that most of the sector is happy with, but there is still much at stake in the fine-tuning. To read … Continue reading

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Citation database accuracy queried

The Web of Science has been forced to defend its procedures after academic Richard Hull discovered a ‘bizarre anomaly’. This has raised concerns into whether the Web of Science database will be sufficiently robust enough for use in the forthcoming … Continue reading

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Editors demand an opt-out from journal rankings

The Times Higher has reported that editors of 45 international academic journals have asked for their titles to be removed from a controversial new journal ranking system. In a joint editorial entitled “Journals under threat: A joint response from history … Continue reading

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REF could penalise those working across disciplines

The Times Higher Education highlights new research that suggests that the system being set up to replace the RAE could discourage academics from working with colleagues outside their own discipline even though the Government is trying to promote interdisciplinary work. For the … Continue reading

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Bibliometrics and REF leaflet

HEFCE have published a leaflet on bibliometrics and the Research Excellence Framework (REF). The leaflet is aimed at a general audience of staff across the University who have an interest in understanding the forthcoming Research Excellence Framework. If you would like … Continue reading

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