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1 Research funding and assessment: beyond 2008 Professor David Eastwood Vice Chancellor University of East Anglia, Chair 1994 Group, Chief Executive Designate HEFCE

2 Dual Support The Government remains committed to developing Dual Support as the organizing principle for funding university research, combining growth in core annual funding for institutions through the higher education funding bodies, with growth in project and programme funding from the Research Councils. Source: Science & innovation investment framework (HM Treasury)

3 Dual Support QR serves two distinctive roles: Enables HEIs to maintain a world-class research base capable of carrying out research projects funded by others Enables HEIs to maintain a world-class research base capable of carrying out research projects funded by others QR is the only public funding stream to give HEIs flexibility to pursue new research ideas before these are sufficiently established to be supported by project funders QR is the only public funding stream to give HEIs flexibility to pursue new research ideas before these are sufficiently established to be supported by project funders

4 English HEIs research income by source, Total = £3213M

5 QR funding by HEI ( in £0,000s) 75% of QR went to 25 HEIs (84% of RC funding went to 25 HEIs)

6 RAE impact: positive Funding informed by quality judgement Strategic management of research Performance management Focus on quality Critical mass – particularly in hard sciences Benchmarking data nationally and internationally Broad confidence in RAE judgements

7 Improved ratings for total submitted staff over time RAE exercise Number of submitted staff

8 Focus on quality

9 RAE impact: negative? Distorting institutional missions Encouraging more volume Games playing – behaviour on publications & staff recruitment Administrative burden Need to recognise all aspects of excellence Identifying pockets of excellence

10 Financial sustainability

11 Income source Income Income as % of full economic cost Full economic cost of work to be done HEI contribution Research Councils 68964% HEIs priorities UK gvt 39864% Charities57555% EU14659% Total QR grant 1019 Shortfall1104 Derived from HESA data

12 Funding and assessment beyond 2008 Organic development from where we are – not starting from scratch Key policy principles still apply: Dual support Dual support Excellence Excellence Responsiveness and dynamism Responsiveness and dynamism Benchmarking quality Benchmarking quality Must command broad support Must command broad support

13 Funding and assessment beyond 2008 So RAE 2008 will go ahead and is crucial: To update quality assessment in all subjects To update quality assessment in all subjects To provide firm baseline for funding after 2008 To provide firm baseline for funding after 2008 To allow the possibility of phasing-in metrics-informed QR allocations To allow the possibility of phasing-in metrics-informed QR allocations To evaluate putative metrics-based alternatives To evaluate putative metrics-based alternatives To underscore the UKs international reputation To underscore the UKs international reputation

14 What is the Government consulting on? The principles underpinning a metrics-informed approach to quality assessment and research funding The range of available metrics The likely effects of a new system The need to balance costs and incentives across the dual support system The position of arts and humanities, and cognate disciplines The balance of metrics in the 2008 exercise

15 Funding and assessment beyond 2008 Metrics will be tested alongside RAE2008 Aims for a metrics based system: Quality indicators and benchmarking as well as grant allocation Quality indicators and benchmarking as well as grant allocation Reflect subject differences (differentiated approach) Reflect subject differences (differentiated approach) Continue to carry the sector with us Continue to carry the sector with us Funding selectively and with right degree of disaggregation

16 But… The models are indicative: suggestions for alternative approaches will be considered seriously RAE 2008 must be conducted in a robust manner and command confidence HEFCE/AHRC working group on approaches for arts and humanities Research funding is a devolved responsibility

17 Funding and assessment beyond 2008 Please respond to the consultation!


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