The UK is in the midst of the worst health and financial crises for several generations and the REF deadline of 31st March looms over research directors, impact leads, professional services staff, and other academics, like another impending dark, stress-filled cloud. As the UK comes to terms with a renewed national lockdown, we call upon Research England who manage the REF on behalf of all four UK Higher education funding bodies, to postpone REF2021 until at least the end of 2021. Above all, we stress the importance of putting the well-being and mental health of all those involved in REF2021 before a research evaluation exercise.
|Name||LSE Impact Blog|
|Publisher||London School of Economics|