The more submission the Hidden REF receives, the more evidence we have to campaign for a better and fairer recognition in research. If you are contacting the people in your department, group or community to tell them about the competition, we’ve produced the following flyer to help communicate the important facts.
This article is about the Hidden REF team situating ourselves, about not shying away from the fact that we have a standpoint, and about opening up space to widen our view, especially as we move towards constructing assessment panels to judge responses to the Hidden REF. The hope is that this reflexivity can help usContinue reading “Why it matters who seeks to change how we celebrate research: the people behind the Hidden REF”
Dame Ottoline Leyser was asked about diversity, inclusion and the way that research teams are organised during a recent interview on the Microscopists podcast. The Hidden REF raised as an example. Her response highlighted the “extraordinary contribution of everyone in the system”. Hear the interview on Youtube or via the Microscopists podcast.
The Hidden REF offers all members of the research community the chance to celebrate their unconventional contributions to knowledge. The REF comes in for a lot of criticism: it’s big, it’s expensive and it soaks up time that many argue would be better spent on conducting research. There’s truth to these criticisms of course, butContinue reading “The Hidden REF celebrates the whole research ecosystem”
The Hidden REF is not alone in campaigning to raise recognition of the diversity of roles that are vital to research. In a recent article, UKRI CEO, Dame Ottoline Leyser, announced a collaboration with the Minister for Science Research and Innovation, Amanda Solloway, to find 101 people, doing 101 different jobs that make major contributionsContinue reading “UKRI looking for 101 different jobs in research and innovation”
We want to encourage debate about how research is evaluated, about the people who contribute to research, and the outputs they produce. We do not want to add significant extra work to people’s workloads. This is why, in response to the latest UK lockdown, our committee has decided to extend the Hidden REF submission deadlineContinue reading “Hidden REF extends deadline in response to lockdown”
Academic culture and practices around research evaluation have taken a hit in recent years, with stakeholders across the ecosystem pushing for change. Now a new call has gone out through the launch of an ambitious initiative that recognises the unsung heroes of research. In this post, we discover more about the hidden REF and howContinue reading “A new dawn for research evaluation?”
Simon Hettrick, the Chair of the Hidden REF, together with Tony Roche, Emerald’s Publishing & Strategic Relationships Director, dives into the reasoning behind the competition and the need for a radical shift in research culture. Read the article at Emerald Publishing.
We are open for submissions! The more submissions we receive, the more evidence we have to campaign for broadening the research community’s definition of what it means to contribute to research. Good luck!
Research is built on more than publications, but success is still measured primarily by them – as this chart based on data from REF2014 illustrates. This is why we need the Hidden REF: to recognise all research outputs and the people who create them (and, if you’d like to investigate, here is the data).