First consultation on the REF, 2007-08
In November 2007 HEFCE published proposals for consultation. These were informed by two research and evaluation reports on the potential use of bibliometric techniques:
- 'Scoping study on the use of bibliometric analysis to measure the quality of research in UK higher education institutions', Center for Science and Technology Studies, University of Leiden
- 'Bibliometric analysis of interdisciplinary research', Evidence Ltd.
The consultation closed on 14 February 2008 and HEFCE published: