Tag Archives: REF

Open access and the arXiv

HEFCE is dead, long live Research England(?) This new body is responsible for the REF. Their website makes the following statement about open access: Open access is central to UK Research and Innovation’s ambitions for research and innovation in the … Continue reading

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The Stern review

Last week saw the publication of the Stern review into research assessments in the UK. The only report I saw in the media was on the BBC, here. This suggested that the report said that universities should put more effort … Continue reading

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Good news on metrics

HEFCE have released their report on the use of metrics in research assessment. And, wonderful to relate, it is good news. You can find an excellent commentary on it, as well as a link to the report itself, on David … Continue reading

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HEFCE and open access

I read the HEFCE document that Ursula drew attention to in her comment on my recent post about the LMS and open access. There are a couple of things we should be aware of. It is a consultation document, released … Continue reading

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REF dry run

What do you mean, why’s it got to be built? It’s a bypass. You’ve got to build bypasses. Mr Prosser’s words in Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy have much wider applicability. In particular, what do you mean, why does research … Continue reading

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