RAE sequel looks strangely familiar

UK“It was pitched as a radical reinvention of the system for assessing and funding research, with labour-intensive peer review to be replaced by a heavily metrics-based approach. But in the event, the proposals for the research excellence framework unveiled by the Higher Education Funding Council for England on 23 September resemble a reimagining of the research assessment exercise rather than a revolution. In a 56-page consultation document, Hefce acknowledges that the system is very different from the controversial plans tabled 18 months ago …” (more)

[Zoë Corbyn, Times Higher Education, 23 September]

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