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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.


The use of metrics in research assessment.

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Ruth Hattam (Assistant Director for Research) recently attended a session about the prospects and pitfalls around the use of metrics in research assessment. The event was hosted by SPRU (Science and Policy Research Unit) based at the University of Sussex, which is undertaking the HEFCE review of metrics, the report for which is due in June 2015. …

Gill Drinkald

British Academy highlights the need for variety of Open Access: “This includes consideration of the types of open access licences that should be permitted, the submission says. It believes the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivations (CC-BY-NC-ND) licence will usually be more appropriate for humanities and social science publications because this offers more safeguards against the misuse of work.”

More information here (via Research Professional).