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- Preparing for the Research Excellence Framework: Researcher development, the environment and future impact
Preparing for the Research Excellence Framework: Researcher development, the environment and future impact11 July 2012
Informing the research environment with the Concordat for Units of Assessment
- Day 1
- Start time
- All Researchers (context)
- Dr Rob Daley, Research Development Coordinator, Educational Development University, Herriot Watt University
- Dr Karen Clegg, Director of Researcher Development and Concordat Implementation Coordinator, University of York
This workshop will begin with a brief introduction about the REF environment criteria and will explore how the Concordat and other sources might be used to embed researcher development in the environment section (REF5). Together we will explore some of the questions identified by delegates in the pre-event questionnaire:
- How to maximise UoA submissions to the environment section and show evidence of 'vitality and sustainability' through the Concordat?
- What other kinds of evidence can be used to demonstrate researcher development?
- How can we engage early career researcher with the Concordat and REF?
The presenters, themselves researcher developers will share examples of the kind of evidence and data that might be included in Section b (research strategy) and Section c. People (staffing strategy and staff development) of the REF 5 template. We will focus mainly on the Concordat but including other sources. Delegates, particularly those who are supporting the REF process will be encouraged to share ideas about what other forms of evidence are being used to support the submission.
By the end of the workshop we hope delegates will:
- Leave with a better idea of the kinds of information and data they can be drawing on to support their REF environment (REF 5) submission
- Have identified what additional support is required of HEIs and Vitae