Research England blog

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
Interdisciplinary research and REF 2021
21 March 2019
Interdisciplinary research and REF 2021

In this blog, chair of the Research Excellence Framework Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel, Professor Dame Athene Donald of the University of Cambridge, describes how the panel’s work fed into the Panel criteria for REF 2021.

By Athene Donald
Universities' building the country's tech ecosystem
04 March 2019
Universities' building the country's tech ecosystem

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 Alice Frost
The differences between the Knowledge Exchange Framework and the Research Excellence Framework
04 March 2019
The differences between the Knowledge Exchange Framework and the Research Excellence Framework

In this blog, with the closing date for the KEF consultation fast approaching on 14 March, Research England's Director of Research, Dr Steven Hill, explains the differences between the KEF and impact in the REF.

By Steven Hill
Defining significant responsibility for research: an inclusive approach
27 February 2019
Defining significant responsibility for research: an inclusive approach

In this blog, Dean of Research at the University of Salford, and member of the Vice Chancellor's Executive Team with responsibility for research strategy and performance, REF, and the Research and Knowledge Exchange department, Professor Karl Dayson, describes his institution's approach to defining 'significant responsibility for research'.

By Karl Dayson