Research Management: REF, Impact & The Future

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 10:15am to 3:45pm
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Confirmed to speak:

Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE


Join this practitioner-focussed Westminster Briefing event to examine the backdrop to the top outcomes of REF 2014. You will find out the processes, researcher engagement environment and culture that REF winners adopted. It is essential to understand how to embed support for equality & diversity, early-career researchers and basic or inter-disciplinary research, while continuing to foster excellent research & excellent researchers – not only for future assessments, but to ensure long-term prosperity.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • Leading the process: how does effective leadership impact upon success in the REF?
  • Managing the process: implementing an effective and un-burdensome system
  • Fostering an excellent and inclusive research culture that ensures Every Researcher Counts
  • Quality and integrity in research: assuring proper conduct of research
  • Metrics and other potential changes for REF 2020
  • Diverse researchers, differing needs: support processes for researchers
  • An in depth look at how HEIs approached the REF, and what steps they took
  • Sharing experiences & examples, looking to the future
  • What does a ‘good’ impact case study look like across disciplines?
  • The role of impact templates and departmental and institutional strategies
  • The future of impact in research assessment and funding distribution
  • Preparing for REF2020: implementing systems to measure and record impact

The Event

In the morning session you will discuss how to best support researchers to achieve excellence. We will hear best practice and examples of joint working and implementing effective policies.

The afternoon session will consider impact, particularly light of the REF.

Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.

The event is CPD certified, and you will be presented with a certificate confirming your attendance.

Who Should Attend?

Delegates will be drawn from across higher education including: research management, REF management, impact assessment, public engagement, researchers, senior managers and anyone with an interest or involvement in supporting the research workforce.

Find out more and book your place here.