From the Research Assessment Exercise to the Research Excellence Framework: changing assessment models in the United Kingdom?


We investigate the development and evolution of the panel-based British Research Assessment Exercise and its successor model, the Research Excellence Framework. We note the benefits and costs of both models. We raise questions regarding the utility of impact measures in the proposed REF.

Key words

Research Assessment Exercise

Research Excellence Framework

panel review

United Kingdom


publication and teaching

If the panel-based research assessment model, the British Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), is sometimes seen as the exemplar for research assessment, influencing models across the world, there ...

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