The inaugural Festival of Hidden REF is coming to Bristol on Thursday 21 September 2023. This unique event will bring together policymakers, publishers, and people in non-traditional research roles to explore ways of improving the assessment of research in the UK.
By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director, Software Sustainability Institute.
What does Open Research mean for the future of the REF? The next REF could better recognise the diversity of roles contributing to research
James Cleaver, Gemma Derrick and Simon Hettrick take a look at the potential implications for research assessment, were more open research practices adopted and a wider range of research outputs recognised.
An article highlighting the importance of the Hidden REF, called Time to celebrate science’s ‘hidden’ contributors, features in Nature this week.
The Hidden REF Awards last week marked the end of an 18 month journey to celebrate all research outputs and everyone involved in their creation.
The winners of the Hidden REF will be announced at an online award ceremony taking place at 16.00-16.45 on 2nd September. You can watch the ceremony live on YouTube and celebrate the fantastic achievements of the winners.
The hidden REF is challenging preconceptions about which roles are important in research. Ensure that hidden work and hidden roles get the recognition they deserve by submitting entries to the competition by 14 May.
On July 8th, the Riot Science Club, the Crick Institute and ReproducibiliTea hosted a panel discussion on “The cost of correcting bad science”. Institute Fellow Patricia Herterich was invited to speak about the HiddenREF, an initiative to shine a light on and celebrate all kinds of research outputs.
By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director. How do you choose which categories are needed to represent all possible research outputs? That's the problem we're facing at the Hidden REF. Rather than solve it ourselves, we've handed the problem to the research community who have much more knowledge about the range of new categories we're going to need. In this post, I’m going to take a look at the suggestions people have made over the last couple of months. What do you think about these new categories?
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By Simon Hettrick, Deputy Director, Software Sustainability Institute
A version of this blog post was originally published on Research Professional News