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Research Assessment

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether he plans to hold research assessment exercises in 2008. (77908)

On 13 June, as part of the launch of the Government’s consultation on future arrangements for higher education research assessment and funding, I announced that the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise would proceed as planned. The panels responsible for assessing individual subjects will be able to make greater use of research metrics alongside or instead of academic peer review if they deem this appropriate, provided that this would not place new data collection burdens on institutions.