UCU today congratulated higher education staff for their hard work following the publication of the REF results, but warned that world-leading UK research was often being conducted by people with little or no job security.
In a new policy statement UCU argues that government must allocate greater resources across more institutions to cover more diverse areas of research.
In a new policy statement published today UCU has called for a fundamental review of research, including an examination of how the research pot is shared out. UCU argues that government must allocate greater resources across more institutions to cover more diverse areas of research. Click here to download the report.
The Research Excellence Framework is an instrument of punishment and reward that distorts the things it seeks to measure. UCU’s Rob Copeland sets out in an article appearing in Research Fortnight how the union aims to protect researchers and improve future assessments.
There is a relentless emphasis on publication in particular journals
Many countries around the world have introduced or are considering procedures for the evaluation and assessment of higher education research