Research England blog

14 June 2018
The institutions have spoken
The institutions have spoken

Today, Research England released the results of a survey they ran in August last year in conjunction with the former RCUK, Wellcome and Jisc. Cambridge University was one of the 113 institutions that answered a significant number of questions about how we were managing compliance with various open access policies.

By Danny Kingsley
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Tags: responsible metrics, REF 2021, Open research, Higher education, Research outputs, Open Access
14 June 2018
REFlecting on progress towards open access
REFlecting on progress towards open access

A report published today shows that the UK is making huge strides towards open access. Over eighty percent of outputs that are within scope of the REF OA policy are meeting the policy requirements.

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Tags: Subscription, Publication, Research outputs, Open research, Higher education, Open Access
Over 80% of research outputs meet requirements of REF 2021 open access policy
Over 80% of research outputs meet requirements of REF 2021 open access policy

A report published today by Research England shows that UK universities are working hard to ensure that they are compliant with funders’ open access policies.

By David Sweeney
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Tags: Subscription, Publication, Research outputs, Open research, Higher education, Open Access
27 April 2018
Nurturing 'islands' of excellence in a developing UK research landscape
Nurturing 'islands' of excellence in a developing UK research landscape

We invited Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen and chair of the Expanding Excellence in England (E3) assessment panel, to share his thoughts on developments in the UK’s research landscape and the potential for Research England’s first new funding scheme

By Ian Diamond
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Tags: Research, Universities, Higher education, Research funding, Expanding Excellence
25 April 2018
A researcher's perspective on responsible metrics for research
A researcher's perspective on responsible metrics for research

We asked Imperial College’s Professor Christopher Jackson about his experiences as a researcher and the metrics culture, and his impressions of the February 2018 event on the responsible use of metrics.

By Chris Jackson
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Tags: metrics, research metrics, responsible metrics
16 April 2018
Research England – shaping university research and knowledge exchange
Research England – shaping university research and knowledge exchange

David Sweeney, Research England's Executive Chair, sets out Research England's role in sustaining the conditions in English universities that will enable the country to remain a world leader in the higher education sector.

By David Sweeney
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Tags: Knowledge exchange, Research, Universities, Higher education, Impact