Research England blog

UK Research Reserve (UKRR): collaboration and space saving across the UK's Higher Education libraries
15 October 2019
UK Research Reserve (UKRR): collaboration and space saving across the UK's Higher Education libraries

A highly successful project which has evolved into a major ongoing resource.

By Steven Hill
Thinking about the future of research assessment
04 October 2019
Thinking about the future of research assessment

Today Research England has published research, carried out for us by RAND Europe, on developments in the research landscape and their potential impact on research assessment in the next 5-10 years, post-REF 2021.

By Steven Hill
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
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
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
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
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.