Research England blog

REFlecting on progress towards open access
14 June 2018
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.

By Helen Snaith, Claire Fraser
Underpinning research excellence: a case for capital funded projects
05 July 2018
Underpinning research excellence: a case for capital funded projects

Senior Policy Advisor at Research England, Helen Snaith, assesses the impact of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund over the last six years and looks at how the scheme will continue to have impact.

By Helen Snaith
Open access and monographs
27 July 2018
Open access and monographs

In December 2016, the four UK higher education (HE) funding bodies signalled their intent to extend the open access (OA) requirements of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) to include long-form scholarly works and monographs in the exercise after REF 2021.

By Helen Snaith
REFlecting on progress towards open access
14 June 2018
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.

By Helen Snaith, Claire Fraser
The institutions have spoken
14 June 2018
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
Collaborative research efforts can keep the UK at the cutting edge of the rail sector
05 July 2018
Collaborative research efforts can keep the UK at the cutting edge of the rail sector

Siemens’ Head of Innovation, Jo Binstead, looks at how collaboration between industry and academia can help the UK remain a world-leader in rail.

By Jo Binstead
Fighting cancer's drug resistance with an evolutionary approach to research
05 July 2018
Fighting cancer's drug resistance with an evolutionary approach to research

Dr Sam Dick of the Cancer Research Institute, London, talks about how a £30m grant from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund will go towards constructing a new multidisciplinary Centre for Cancer Drug Discovery.

By Dr Sam Dick
How the Maxwell Centre is bringing together the full spectrum of science and engineering in west Cambridge
06 July 2018
How the Maxwell Centre is bringing together the full spectrum of science and engineering in west Cambridge

Professor Sir Richard Friend, Cavendish Professor of Physics, Director, Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge explains how funding from the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund has helped create new activities in science and engineering in Cambridge.

By Professor Sir Richard Friend
Research England – Staff circumstances and submissions to REF 2021
31 August 2018
Research England – Staff circumstances and submissions to REF 2021

Draft guidance on making submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF), published in July 2018, proposes how researchers’ personal circumstances should be accounted for when making submissions for the next REF.

By Dianne Berry, Kim Hackett
Busting REF myths
03 September 2018
Busting REF myths

We’ve heard many REF myths in our time, and with the publication in July of the draft guidance and criteria, we’ve been keeping our ears to the ground to stay alert for any that are gathering particular momentum.

By Kim Hackett, Catriona Firth