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Research Context and the RAE John Saunders Head of School, Aston Business School. IDEAS Factory 23/24 October 2006. General principles. RAE: Research Assessment Exercise Research quality over period 2001–07 to be assessed Criteria and working methods finalised and published

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research context and the rae john saunders head of school aston business school

Research Context and the RAEJohn SaundersHead of School, Aston Business School

IDEAS Factory

23/24 October 2006

general principles
General principles
  • RAE: Research Assessment Exercise
  • Research quality over period 2001–07 to be assessed
  • Criteria and working methods finalised and published
  • Grouping of sub-panels into main panel areas
  • Affecting funding from 2009-10
some history
Some history
  • Previous proper RAEs in 1992, 1996, 2001
    • Applied a single rating to the whole of a submission
  • 2001: each output rated as
    • International, National or Sub-national quality
    • 5* implies
      • >50% output of International standard
      • Very little output rated below National level
    • Grade applies to all staff submitted, however:
main differences from 2001
Main differences from 2001
  • R monies 2001
    • Same amount for all staff in department
    • Leads to cliff edge funding
  • R monies post-2008
    • No cliff edge
    • Profile funding
  • Main panel I
    • Accounting & finance
    • Economics & econometrics
    • Business & management Studies
    • Library & information management
  • Staffing rules: no overlap period
rae 2008 quality profile
RAE 2008 quality profile
  • Quality level: 4*, 3*, 2*, 1*, unclassified
    • Unclassified = zero stars
  • Percentage of research activity in each category
    • Based on FTE staff submitted
    • No requirement to state % submitted
  • To apply to
    • research output,
    • the research environment
    • indicators of esteem & impact
rae 2008 calculation of r monies
RAE 2008: calculation of R monies

e.g. Univ of North Midlands enters 50 FTE staff activity

*The sub-panel will not know what the R values will be

rae 2008 quality criteria for outputs
RAE 2008 quality criteria for outputs

* To knowledge, theory, policy or practice

when is rae 2008
When is RAE 2008?
  • 2007
    • 31st July: End of assessment period for research income & research student data
    • 31st October: Census date (staff included)
    • 30th November: Closing date for submissions
    • 31st December: End of publication period (cut off date for research output)
  • December 2008: results published
  • Academic year 2008-9 funding
structure of main panel i

Denise Osborne

Jane

Broadbent

Ray Paul

Structure of main panel I

34: Economics & econometrics

(David Greenaway, Nottingham)

35: Accounting & finance

(Andy Stark, MBS)

Main panel I: Chair David Otley

36: Business & management

(Mike Pidd, Lancaster)

37: Library and information mgt

(John Feather, Loughborough)

elements of assessment

Research outputs: 4 per person (70%)

Research

environment (20%)

Esteem & impact indicators (10%)

Quality profile

Elements of assessment

e.g.

Research income

PhD students

Staff development

Weighted and aggregated across each submission

research outputs
Research outputs
  • For established staff: 4 per person expected
    • Unless work is exceptional
    • Or time out from research (apply pro rata rule)
    • Part-timers (apply pro rata rule)
    • Multi-authored work: avoid joint submission from same department unless work is exceptional
    • Different for early career researchers
  • Should flag up (possibly)
    • Exceptional work (e.g. potential 4* but not in top-ranked outlet)
    • Early career researchers
    • People who’ve had time out or part-time (equal opps)
early career researchers
Early career researchers
  • Central RAE definition
    • “Entered the academic profession on employment terms that qualified them for submission to RAE 2008 as Category A staff on or after 1st August 2003.”
  • Submission requirements: Business & Mgt
    • Appointed 1/8/03 to 31/7/05: normally 2 outputs
    • Appointed 1/8/05 or later: normally 1 output
    • Working papers may be submitted
    • The denominator will be adjusted so there is no point submitting more than this
after rae 2008 dual funding system for research
After RAE 2008: Dual funding system for research

HEFCE R monies

Based on RAE

Pays for research time & infrastructure

Other research income, including research councils

Pays for research projects & programmes

Research income

future research funding
Future research funding
  • RAE 2008 and before
    • Peer assessed
      • Research outputs (70%)
      • Research environment (20%)
      • Esteem & impact indicators (10%)
  • Beyond RAE 2008
    • Rationale: To use a less expensive method
    • Motive: To concentrate research into a few “world leading” institutions
    • Metrics. These could be:
      • Research Council income
      • Broader definition of research income
      • Citation indices
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