Research England blog

Access and success for black, Asian and minority ethnicity groups in postgraduate research study
31 October 2019
Access and success for black, Asian and minority ethnicity groups in postgraduate research study

There are persistent inequalities to access, experience and success for black as well as Asian and minority ethnic students in higher education, across multiple levels of study.

By Steven Hill and Nicola Turner
UK Research Reserve (UKRR): collaboration and space saving across the UK's Higher Education libraries
15 October 2019
UK Research Reserve (UKRR): collaboration and space saving across the UK's Higher Education libraries

A highly successful project which has evolved into a major ongoing resource.

By Steven Hill
UKRR: Twelve years of lessons learned
15 October 2019
UKRR: Twelve years of lessons learned

The UK Research Reserve (UKRR) was a project which enabled UK research libraries to release space through the co-ordinated disposal of print journals.

By Theo Stubbs and Andy Appleyard
Thinking about the future of research assessment
04 October 2019
Thinking about the future of research assessment

Today Research England has published research, carried out for us by RAND Europe, on developments in the research landscape and their potential impact on research assessment in the next 5-10 years, post-REF 2021.

By Steven Hill
Examining the effect of incentives in the research system on research integrity
04 September 2019
Examining the effect of incentives in the research system on research integrity

In this blog, Research England's Director of Knowledge Exchange reflects on fruitful discussions between technology transfer experts from the UK and the US on how to advance commercialisation in the UK.

By Steven Hill
How can UKRI stimulate local economies through place-based research funding?
21 August 2019
How can UKRI stimulate local economies through place-based research funding?

The Strength in Places Fund (SIPF) – a new UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) programme that targets funding to support significant economic growth in areas across the UK.

By David Sweeney
Reflecting on the success of Research England's UKRPIF scheme
05 July 2019
Reflecting on the success of Research England's UKRPIF scheme

Earlier this week colleagues from Research England were lucky enough to attend a sneak preview of the Zayed Centre for Research into Rare Disease in Children, a newly completed research facility built upon a partnership between UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

By Steven Hill
NCUB: The future of knowledge exchange: universities at the heart of eco-systems
20 June 2019
NCUB: The future of knowledge exchange: universities at the heart of eco-systems

For Research England (building on the experience of HEFCE), our funding for university knowledge exchange (KE) is increasing at its greatest pace since the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) began in 2003.

By Alice Frost
How will the KEF affect me?
24 May 2019
How will the KEF affect me?

What do researchers and managers need to do to prepare for the new Knowledge Exchange Framework? Keep calm and carry on, suggests Hamish McAlpine, head of knowledge exchange data and evidence at Research England.

By Hamish McAlpine
A disciplinary perspective on interdisciplinary research: Area studies
21 March 2019
A disciplinary perspective on interdisciplinary research: Area studies

In this blog, deputy chair of REF 2021 sub-panel 25 (Area Studies), Professor Tony Chafer of the University of Portsmouth, describes the interdisciplinary nature of Area studies.

By Professor Tony Chafer