Westminster Higher Education Forum Keynote Seminar
Ensuring integrity and rigour in UK research: best practice, open data and the impact of the REF
Dr Steven Hill, Head of Research Policy, HEFCE
Dr Eleonora Belfiore, Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick
Simon Kerridge, University of Kent and ARMA
Professor Ottoline Leyser, University of Cambridge and Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Dr Tony Peatfield, Medical Research Council
Rt Hon the Baroness Neville-Jones, Member, House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, and former Minister for Security
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In the context of discussion about the effects of increasing competition and the growing use of metrics on research practice in higher education institutions, delegates at this seminar will consider strategies for supporting research integrity and rigor in higher education.
It is also scheduled ahead of the publication of Lord Stern’s review into university research funding, which considers approaches to the evaluation of UK higher education research performance and options for future iterations of the Research Excellence Framework (REF). Further sessions will focus on the effects of the REF – in particular the inclusion of the institution’s research environment as a criteria, the implications of the inclusion of Open Access requirements in the next REF and opportunities presented by the expansion of Open Data.
You can view the agenda for the event here: Westminster HE forum research integrity agenda
For more information about this event, please see Westminster Higher Education Forum’s website.