The changing research landscape and reflections on national research assessment in the future

4 October 2019

Research England commissioned RAND Europe to conduct a landscaping study to understand the changing research landscape over the next 5 to 10 years, and the possible application of technology within the process of national research assessment. The aim of this study is to help Research England understand the direction of change within the research system in order to consider how national research assessments may need to adapt going forwards. It considers factors such as the international environment, technological advances and public policy developments.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the views gathered from the sector and existing literature. It is intended for those who fund and evaluate research in the United Kingdom and internationally. It may also be of interest more broadly, for researchers and those who lead higher education institutions.