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Interested in Impact and Impact Case Studies…

Have a read of the top scoring impact case studies from the last REF (Research Excellence Framework) at: https://www.fasttrackimpact.com/top-rated-impact-case-studies

Research Impact: Faculty of Education and Humanities Research Seminar

Led by Liz Bonnett ~ REF Officer for Research Impact (De Montfort University – DMU)

The term ‘impact’ is used increasingly, not least in research. What is research impact? How is research impact measured? What does research impact mean for researchers? Why is the impact of research an important consideration for those working in universities? In this informative seminar, Liz Bonnett, DMU’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) Officer for Research Impact will explain research impact and why it matters to you.

Thursday 25 May 2017 ~ 3-4pm ~ Sulgrave 138, Park Campus, University of Northampton, NN2 7AL

All welcome

Facilitated by the Centre for Education and Research

E-mail jane.murray@northampton.ac.uk for more information

BIS announces review of the REF

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson today (16 December 2015) launched a UK-wide review of university research funding to cut red tape so that universities can focus more on delivering the world-leading research for which the UK is renowned.

Following the decision to protect the £4.7 billion annual science and research budget in real terms during this Parliament, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) review will help ensure the government gets the most return from its investment.

The review will be chaired by the President of the British Academy and former World Bank Chief Economist Lord Nicholas Stern.”

Read more here: Government launches review to improve university research funding

Information on the Research Excellence Framework

Posted on behalf of Prof. Simon Denny

The following resources about the REF may be of interest to researchers reflecting on REF2014 and planning for REF2020:

From HEFCE’S REFlections conference – The presentations, project synopsis and completed project reports are available online at http://www.hefce.ac.uk/REFlections

From HEPI-Elsevier Research Conference –  The speaker presentations are available for download at http://www.hepi.ac.uk/2015/03/31/hepi-elsevier-conference-reflections-ref2014-next-royal-society-31-march-2015/