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Reflecting on the guiding principles for REF 2021
31 January 2019
Reflecting on the guiding principles for REF 2021

To coincide with the publication of the 'Guidance on submissions' and 'Panel criteria and working methods', which formally launches REF 2021 today, Dr Steven Hill, Chair of the REF 2021 Steering Group, and Director of Research at Research England, reflects on the guiding principles for REF 2021.

By Steven Hill
The importance of partnership in the Knowledge Exchange Framework
09 January 2019
The importance of partnership in the Knowledge Exchange Framework

To coincide with the launch of the Knowledge Exchange Framework consultation today, Research England's Director of Knowledge Exchange, Alice Frost, and Innovate UK's Deputy Executive Chair and Chief Operations Officer, Mike Biddle, reflect on what the forthcoming Knowledge Exchange Framework means for universities, businesses, and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

On the Knowledge Exchange Framework
09 January 2019
On the Knowledge Exchange Framework

To coincide with the launch of the Knowledge Exchange Framework consultation today, Professor Richard Jones of the University of Sheffield and Chair of the KEF Technical Advisory Group, explains why the framework is so vital for universities.

Why Research England is investing in graphene research
10 December 2018
Why Research England is investing in graphene research

In this blog, Research England’s Director of Research Steven Hill explains why there is so much excitement around graphene, how the University of Manchester is leading the way in the development of the material and why it is so important that the UK government, through schemes such as the UKRPIF, continues to support the UK’s world-leading research sector to innovate and thrive.

How to write a brilliant Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) strategy
29 November 2018
How to write a brilliant Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) strategy

Helena Mills, Senior Policy Adviser at Research England shares her tips on how to write a brilliant Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) strategy.

Beginning a new partnership with universities
22 November 2018
Beginning a new partnership with universities

Ben Johnson, Associate Director of Insight and Engagement at Research England discusses the importance of working in partnership with the universities and other Higher Education providers that we fund. 

The benefits of collaborating with Chinese universities
09 November 2018
The benefits of collaborating with Chinese universities

The UK has a strong history of research collaboration with China, based on a growing understanding of mutual strengths. In fact, the UK is second only to the US as a partner in collaborative research for Chinese counterparts and together we have produced over 60,000 co-authored publications since 2013.

Research England – shaping university research and knowledge exchange
16 April 2018
Research England – shaping university research and knowledge exchange

David Sweeney, Research England's Executive Chair, sets out Research England's role in sustaining the conditions in English universities that will enable the country to remain a world leader in the higher education sector.

By David Sweeney
Over 80% of research outputs meet requirements of REF 2021 open access policy
Over 80% of research outputs meet requirements of REF 2021 open access policy

A report published today by Research England shows that UK universities are working hard to ensure that they are compliant with funders’ open access policies.

By David Sweeney
A researcher's perspective on responsible metrics for research
25 April 2018
A researcher's perspective on responsible metrics for research

We asked Imperial College’s Professor Christopher Jackson about his experiences as a researcher and the metrics culture, and his impressions of the February 2018 event on the responsible use of metrics.

By Chris Jackson