Policymakers’ duty in cash-for-impact plan

UK“Policymakers have a duty to improve the way they commission and use social science research if the impact of academic work is to be used to determine the distribution of funding, a veteran social scientist has said. Chris Bellamy, emeritus professor of public administration at Nottingham Trent University, said the proposals to measure impact in the forthcoming research excellence framework would mean new responsibilities for the Government as well as scholars …” (more)

[Zoë Corbyn, Times Higher Education, 16 July]

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