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Sanctions would be unfair, says ESRC chief

25-02-2015

Despite falling success rates, the Economic and Social Research Council will not resort to sanctions against researchers or institutions submitting applications, Jane Elliott has said.

 
 
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Research Fortnight

25-02-2015

A month before last week’s funding formula announcement, we modelled what would have happened had the Higher Education Funding Council for England allocated 2015-16 funding based on the template for previous years: three times as much funding for 4* research as for 3* work.

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Research Fortnight

25-02-2015

Changes to the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s method for allocating quality-related (QR) funding are likely to further benefit the largest institutions in London, Oxford and Cambridge, university leaders have said.

free article HEFCE gives more weight to 4* research in new funding formula
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20-02-2015

The Higher Education Funding Council for England has revealed that it is to allocate more of its quality-related (QR) funding to what it defines as "world-leading" research.

 

free article Defra calls in Capita to run environment research body
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11-02-2015

The Food and Environment Research Agency is to be run by the contract services firm Capita in a joint venture with Newcastle University from 1 April.

free article 22 universities spent £9m on open access in 2014, Jisc data reveals
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11-02-2015

University College London accounted for nearly half of the total amount spent by 22 UK institutions on open access in 2014, according to data published by Jisc.