Northumbria Research Support


The impact of academia on Parliament

Houses of Parliamemt

Over 40 per cent of impact case studies submitted to REF 2014 mentioned impact on policy. Recent analysis by the Paliamentary Office of Science and Technology shows that 45 per cent of Parliament-focused impact case studies were from social sciences. An interesting article on the LSE Impact Blog, looks at how Parliament is currently engaging…

Northumbria Disaster Resilience Research in Top 20 for Global Development Impact

Disaster Development Network UKCDS

Research on community resilience to disasters led by the Disaster Development Network at Northumbria is featured in a list of the top 20 impact case studies focusing on global development issues. The top 20 were selected by UKCDS, a group of 14 UK government departments and research funders working in international development, from around 400 case…

David Young

HEFCE have today published a letter to universities outlining key changes to their Open Access policy for the next REF. These include: deposit on acceptance now comes into force in April 2017, rather than 2016; there is now an exception to the deposit requirement for outputs available via Gold OA; “inadvertently non-compliant” outputs can be made compliant retrospectively.


Presentations from the HEFCE REFlections Event are now available



HEFCE held a conference on 25 March 2015 called ‘REFlections: Evaluation of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 and a look to the future’ You can now read the presentations from the event including analysis of impact case studies and access to a database of the case studies, feedback on the REF from institutional and REF panel perspectives and a look at the potential for metrics in future research assessments.


Bringing Research Impact to Life – staff session


Why not sign up to attend this informative one hour session run by Lucy Jowett, Research Impact Manager (RBS) on Tuesday 3rd March 2015, 12 – 1pm, City Campus? The session will encourage researchers from all disciplines and at various career stages, to actively think about how they will achieve excellence with impact and detail the support…

David Young

The full submissions from REF2014 have today been released. You can view them here by UoA or institution: REF 2014 Results and Submissions. This includes all impact case studies and templates, as well as a list of submitted staff, their outputs and environment data and templates.