Academy responds to Lord Stern’s Review of the Research Excellence Framework
March 24, 2016
The Academy has issued a response to Lord Stern’s Review of the Research Excellence Framework.
The response focuses on two aspects of the consultation:
- Concern to ensure consideration of the effects of any changes in the REF on social science disciplines and social science more generally.
- Argument for better use of evidence and methods, much of it from the social sciences, to consider the implications of any proposed changes and their incentives and disincentives at disciplinary, institutional and individual levels before final decisions are made.