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Russell Group response to RAE consultation

26 September 2006

The association of leading research-intensive universities, the Russell Group, has published its response to the government's consultation document 'Reform of Higher Education Research Assessment and Funding', which sets out proposals for introducing a metrics-based research assessment and funding system to replace the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) after 2008.

Setting out the response, the Chairman of the Russell Group, Professor Malcolm Grant, President and Provost of UCL, said: "The development of an acceptable UK-wide approach to the assessment and funding of high quality research which is based more on metrics and which is applicable generally to all disciplines will require considerable work and testing. The Russell Group stands ready to assist with that process, and in doing so is committed to securing a system which combines the intelligent use of metrics with appropriate systems of peer review, to ensure rigour and acceptability."

To read the full Russell Group response, use the link at the bottom of this article.


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