Hidden REF reveals unsung heroes

Our campaign has been picked up in Research Fortnight:

“In REF2014, 97 per cent of all research outputs submitted were publications. The percentage has increased steadily with successive Research Assessment Exercises and into the REF. Publications, of course, are fundamental to the conduct of research and to academia’s contract with the public. The problem arises when they become the only measure of research success. The research community’s myopic fixation on publications as the metric of research excellence means that the REF overlooks many skilled people who are essential to the conduct of research but do not get authorship of papers.”

Read the article in Research Fortnight.

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