Petitions against ‘impact’ as criterion in REF
There are two petitions currently circulating opposing the use of impact as a criterion of research quality in the REF.
The UCU petition: https://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=4207
A petition to No. 10, partly drafted and proposed by Leeds’s Professor French: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/REFandimpact/
Nobel Laureateas are now supporting this position: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=408774&c=2