Consultation on the arrangements for research assessment in the second Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) was announced earlier today. This consultation was published by the four UK funding bodies for higher education. It seeks to incorporate the recommendations outlined in the Stern Report published earlier
Category Archives: REF 2020
After a very busy Open Access Week we thought it would be a good idea to do a round-up post. The foyer roadshows were well attended and on each campus we had some good conversations with around 20 ‘research interested’ staff and PhD students and gave
Then check out the Versions Toolkit for authors, researchers and repository staff produced by LSE. Written with open access(OA) in mind this practical guide is designed to help you when taking decisions about disseminating your research on the web.
Jisc Collections negotiates agreement enabling universities to benefit from reduced ORCID membership costs.
The researcher identifier solution – ORCID will now be offered to UK higher education institutions through a national consortium arrangement operated by JISC. This should accelerate adoption and provide a smoother path towards integration. Read about it on the Jisc
Are you wondering how UK HEIs are getting on with implementing HEFCE’s open access policy? Neil Jacobs, Head of Scholarly Communications Support at JISC, has blogged a summary of a JISC-commissioned review of the progress made so far. The study
EPSRC policy comes into effect on 1st May 2015. Unique amongst funders, EPSRC expects institutions and researchers receiving funding from them to fulfil explicit responsibilities in their approach to research data management. Jisc’s guide is aimed at helping HEI‘s to
Sir Bob Burgess, former University of Leicester Vice-Chancellor as chair of the committee which reviewed the RCUK Policy on Open Access commented that the review had received a largely positive response to the policy with over 85 submissions of written