Sharing research data offers huge potential for the advancement of human knowledge, and is already transforming the way science is conducted. But the most important weapon in the armouries of those trying to facilitate sharing is a well-crafted policy.
UKRI is starting to take shape behind the scenes. James Wilsdon has spoken to dozens of key players to lift the curtain on what promises to be a transformation in the UK research and innovation landscape.
‘Whole staff submission’ to the next REF is reputedly a red line for the universities minister. How is this to be reconciled with a sector that believes it is unworkable and undesirable? Martin McQuillan investigates.
The UK’s continued arrangements for regulation of the nuclear industry are all up for question as we head towards Brexit. Nona Buckley-Irvine has looked at the far reaching implications for British science, colleges and universities.
Universities have a vital role in fixing the UK’s recent failures in improving business research and development. Richard Jones analyses the wider context behind the recent Industrial Strategy Green Paper.
The science and research community must take a critical look at itself to take the fight to the post-facts, anti-scientific world. Rolf Tarrach, former President of the University of Luxembourg, lays down the challenge.
Tears are often shed over the increased separation between teaching and research in modern universities and the death of the Humboldtian ideal, but have we asked ourselves hard enough questions about why?
As HEFCE launches its consultation on implementing the next Research Excellence Framework, James Wilsdon delves into the policy and political detail that the research community will now need to unpack.
As HEFCE launch its consultation to take forward the Stern Review and implement the next Research Excellence Framework for 2021 we take a look at the key proposals and debates that are likely to follow.
As HEFCE release its consultation on the next Research Excellence Framework, David Sweeney runs down the key proposals and the most interesting aspects that will require input from the research community.
The Autumn Statement was on the whole a positive result for universities, paradoxically as a result of Brexit. Yet volatility in growth and inflation will matter more than ever for higher education in the coming years.
Research, innovation and skills will all be a critical part of the government’s upcoming industrial strategy. Maddalaine Ansell worked on industrial strategy during her time in government and argues that universities must sell themselves as essential national assets for a new industrial plan.
Hopes for a new era of Open Access have somewhat stalled, and the topic continues to spark tense debates amongst scholars. Richard Fisher goes through recent developments, including Brexit, and Jisc’s recent OA deal with Elsevier.