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Petitions against ‘impact’ as criterion in REF

October 22, 2009

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

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