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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We’ve heard many REF myths in our time, and with the publication in July of the draft guidance and criteria, we’ve been keeping our ears to the ground to stay alert for any that are gathering particular momentum.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
REF consultation round-up
16 October 2018
REF consultation round-up

Kim Hackett and Catriona Firth reflect on the responses they have received in response to the REF 2021 Draft Guidance and Panel criteria.

By Kim Hackett, Catriona Firth
Interdisciplinary research and the Research Excellence Framework
15 October 2018
Interdisciplinary research and the Research Excellence Framework

Professor Dame Athene Donald, chair of the Research Excellence Framework Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel, sets out the proposals for IDR assessment as set out within the guidance and criteria.

By Athene Donald
REF and Open Access
05 October 2018
REF and Open Access

Anna Grey, Research Strategy and Policy Manager at the University of York, talks about REF submissions and Open Access in our latest blog

The missing ingredient in innovation: patience
09 July 2018
The missing ingredient in innovation: patience

The following article from Professor David Gann of Imperial College, with Mark Dodgson of Queensland University, re-published from the World Economic Forum, describes why ‘patient capital’ is so crucial for universities and government working to achieve a target of 2.4 per cent investment in research and development by 2027.

By Mark Dodgson, David Gann, Alice Frost