This July, Research England (RE) and the 3 devolved funding bodies (HEFCW, SFC, & DFE) published the draft guidance on submissions for REF 2021 along with the draft panel criteria and working methods. These hefty documents (weighing in at roughly 300 pages and 800 paragraphs between them, with 19 Appendices) flesh out many of the… Continue reading Kaleidoscope: Latest updates on REF 2021
The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is a five year, £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government to support cutting-edge research that enables ODA-eligible developing countries to addresses challenges as laid out in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The fund supports research that is challenge-led and interdisciplinary and strengthens capacity for: research and innovation… Continue reading Internal Research Funding: GCRF
As part of the University’s commitment to public engagement, as laid out in our Research and Innovation strategy, we recently invited Paul Manners, director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), to facilitate a day of discussion around: What we mean by engagement? Who are our “publics”? And how best can we support… Continue reading Come On In: Public Engagement with Research
You may have heard the cry as it pealed across the country on April 1st, you may have thought it an April Fool, but this was no joke! As of April 2018, HEFCE is indeed no more and responsibility for higher education (HE) in England now belongs to the newly formed Office for Students and… Continue reading “HEFCE is dead, long live the Office for Students and Research England!”
Many thanks to Carly Seller for producing this monthly round up of activity on PEARL New Report | Open Access on PEARL, February 2018 We just released the latest PEARL open access engagement report showing stats about repository usage and details of popular research outputs. In February 2018, there were a total 26,871[i] downloads made… Continue reading Latest from PEARL!
Kim Davies, from the Academic Engagement team, explains about the new rules and processes for Open Access. You may be aware that HEFCE’s policy for REF2021 has changed and from 1st April 2018, all outputs must be deposited within 90 days of acceptance. With this in mind, we have created a new depositing process. The… Continue reading Act on Acceptance!
The University of Plymouth Research and Innovation Strategy (2017-22) aims to embrace real-world challenges to advance and translate knowledge and to drive innovation and enterprise. The strategy prioritises collaboration and interdisciplinary excellence and seeks to further the University’s reputation for undertaking impactful research of world leading quality, by sustaining our existing peaks of excellence and… Continue reading The University of Plymouth Research and Innovation Strategy
PEARL is the University’s open access research repository containing journal articles, conference proceedings and other research outputs by our academic staff, PhD theses, and journals published by the University of Plymouth. Find out about how PEARL is being used in the latest Open Access Report This report has been compiled by our Open Access Repository… Continue reading The PEARL of Plymouth: University of Plymouth’s 2017 Open Access Report
Join us for a REF-related 12 days of Christmas, where each day we unwrap a different aspect of the REF. On the first Day of Christmas, HEFCE gave to me…A Research Excellence Framework in 2021 On the second Day of Christmas, HEFCE gave to me… 2 Impact case studies per Unit of Assessment On the third Day… Continue reading The 12 days of REFmas