SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit

Review of metrics in research assessment

graphDavid Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, has asked HEFCE to review the role of metrics in research assessment and management.

Professor James Wilsdon will chair the review which will consider the role of metrics-based assessment in determining the quality, impact and other key characteristics of research undertaken in the higher education sector.

The outcomes will be of interest to higher education institutions, research organisations and research funders and could shape the next REF. key characteristics of research undertaken in the higher education sector.

 

For more information:

HEFCE: Independent review of the role of metrics in research assessment

THE: Overhaul of metrics usage could cut frequency of REF