New system of R&D evaluation in Great Britain (from 2013)
The British government currently prepares a new methodology for R&D evaluation - Research Excellence Framework (REF). It' s goal is to make the process of R&D evaluation and funding at British universities more transparent.
Pilot surveys on 22 selected universities took place. On their basis a specific criteria for separate parts of evaluation will be defined and a final methodology of RD evaluation will be issued in 2010. The evaluation methodology should be effective for the evaluation of the results for the year 2013 and R&D funding for the year 2014.
Four grant agencies for universities in UK participate in the research:
- HEFCE - Higher Education Funding Council for England
- Scottish funding council
- Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
- Department for Employment and Learning (Northern Ireland)