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Open research in REF 2021 - Claire Fraser

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Open research in REF 2021 - Claire Fraser

  1. 1. Open research in REF 2021 Claire Fraser Senior Policy Adviser, Research England 26 June 2018
  2. 2. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 and open research Overall quality Outputs Outputs required Impact Impact case studies Environment Environment data and template 60% 25% 15% To be eligible for assessment journal articles and conference contributions must be deposited and available OA ‘Within the context of the institution’s strategy, how the submitting unit is progressing towards an open research environment, including where this goes above and beyond the REF open access policy requirements, and wider activity to encourage the effective sharing and management of research data, as appropriate to the discipline’
  3. 3. REF policy compliance • For the 1st year of the policy (1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017): • 61% of eligible outputs meet the full policy requirements • 20% of outputs have exceptions • 86% of exceptions are the deposit exception for ‘gold’ • 19% do not meet requirements Research England (2018) Monitoring sector progress towards compliance with funder open access policies https://re.ukri.org/news-events-publications/publications/monitoring-sector-progress-towards-compliance- with-funder-open-access-policies/
  4. 4. REF policy compliance • 19% of outputs are not meeting the REF 2021 policy requirements/have an exception • outputs already determined as not being submitted for assessment • disciplinary differences • institutional approaches • tools • Varied compliance across HEIs Research England (2018) Monitoring sector progress towards compliance with funder open access policies https://re.ukri.org/news-events-publications/publications/monitoring-sector-progress-towards-compliance- with-funder-open-access-policies/
  5. 5. REF2021 Guidance on submissions
  6. 6. REF 2021 Guidance on submissions • The draft guidance clarifies aspects of the policy, but does not change the key requirements • We are not consulting on the open access policy requirements • We welcome consultation responses about the clarity of the guidance provided (Q2 and Q8) by noon on 15 October
  7. 7. REF 2021 open access flexibility • For each submission, a maximum of five per cent of in-scope outputs that do not meet the policy requirement or do not have an exception applied can be submitted (additional flexibility) • Exceptions to the policy • Pre-prints: • the ‘accepted for publication’ text, or near final version, is available on the pre-print service • the output upload date of the pre-print is prior to the date of output publication
  8. 8. Next steps • REF 2021 • REF 2021 Guidance on submissions published in winter 2018-2019 • Audit procedures 2019 • UKRI Review • A policy for UK Research and Innovation • REF 202X • OA monographs policy development • Broader context
  9. 9. Claire Fraser Senior Policy Adviser, Research 0117 931 7147 Claire.fraser@re.ukri.org @ResEngland @Fraser14Claire www.ukri.org/re

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