Posts tagged: HEFCE

The Impact Environment: REFlections on the Stern Review (Part 1)

By Dr Chris Hewson, Impact Coordinator Upon its release last Thursday, the Twittersphere became the locus for a series of overlapping debates on Lord Nicholas Stern’s Review of the REF (see:#SternReview) [i]. This was heartening, chiming with my previous post ‘We need to talk about research impact (again)’ on the need for ‘robust discussions’; a […]


HEFCE Open Access Policy

Starting today (1 April 2016), any research paper you have accepted for publication must comply with the HEFCE Open Access Policy to be eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment. The easiest way to achieve compliance is to deposit your accepted manuscript into the University of Salford Institutional Repository (USIR) as soon as […]