Date: Wednesday 5th April
Time: 12:00-14:00 hours (including 30-minute lunch: 12:00-12:30)
Location: Rooms C0.12/C0.13, School of Biosciences
The UK has been running national research assessment exercises in some form since 1986, more than 30 years. In the meantime, many other countries have introduced some form of assessment, often using different models and approaches. The European Research Council focuses on so-called ‘ground-breaking’ or ‘frontier’ research.
Over the course of these past three decades, the research evaluation landscape has changed dramatically. New trends have emerged, such as impact, interdisciplinarity and collaboration with industry.
As research assessment has become ever-more sophisticated in its approach, so have the support processes and systems needed by every university.
As the UK gears up for its second Research Excellence Framework, our panelists share their experiences of the changing landscape and will explore, together with the audience, where research evaluation might go from here in the next 5 years, both in the UK and Europe.
Professor Yves Barde, Sêr Cymru Research Chair in Neurobiology (ERC panelist)
Jane Boggan, Deputy Director Planning and responsible for the REF at Cardiff
Professor Merideth Gattis, School of Psychology (ERC panelist)
Professor Val O’Donnell, Co-Director of Systems Immunity Research Institute (Marie Curie Fellowships evaluator)
Ole Petersen, Chair of REF2014 Biological Sciences Sub-panel and Member of Main Panel A