Morning, Thursday, 30th April 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference will examine the next steps for the Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Taking place as higher education institutions prepare their submissions to REF 2021 - following the launch of the REF 2021 pilot submission system - discussion will draw on lessons from the development of the current cycle and look ahead to the next iteration of the Framework.
The agenda focuses on:
- Research environments and culture;
- Research integrity and freedom;
- Open access; and
- Impact criteria.
We are pleased to include a keynote contribution from Dr Steven Hill, Director of Research, Research England. Also speaking is Dr Netta Weinstein, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, Cardiff University and principal investigator, Real Time REF Review Pilot Study.
Further confirmed speakers include: Dr Laura Bellingan, Royal Society of Biology; Sofia Fernandes, University of Exeter; Dr Emma Greenwood, Taylor and Francis Group; James Murray, Taylor Vinters; Professor Paul Phillips, University of Kent; Professor Sylvia Walby, City, University of London and REF2021 and Juergen Wastl, Digital Science.
The agenda in summary:
- The road to REF 2021 - lessons from developing and delivering the current cycle;
- The Real-Time REF Review - outcomes from the pilot study;
- Research environments in the REF - stimulating positive cultures and wellbeing, academic independence and interdisciplinary research;
- Open research - moving beyond REF 2021 requirements, alignment with UKRI open access policy, and the broader open science agenda; and
- Impactful research - delivery and measurement, including the significance of increased weighting, ‘institutional game-playing’, and the evidence base for effective impact assessment.