卓越研究架构(裁判)

关于裁判

The 裁判 is the UK’s system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. 第一次是在2014年. 下一次演习将于2021年进行.

裁判的目的是什么?

The funding bodies’ shared policy aim for research assessment is to secure the continuation of a world-class, dynamic and responsive research base across the full academic spectrum within UK higher education. We expect that this will be achieved through the threefold purpose of the 裁判:

  • To provide accountability for public investment in research and produce evidence of the benefits of this investment
  • To provide benchmarking information and establish reputational yardsticks, 用于高等教育部门和公共信息
  • 通知研究经费的选择性分配. 

有关裁判的更多信息,请访问他们的 网站.

2021年裁判的准备工作

(注:2020年4月, 研究 England paused preparations for 裁判 2021 four months as a consequence of COVID-19. 2020年7月31日,当裁判筹备工作恢复时, 发布了新的指南 describing revisions to the exercise made in view of the altered timetable and to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on universities’ submissions. 标题的变化如下图所示, ,详情载于经修订的实务守则.)

大学为2021年裁判的准备工作正在顺利进行, with the staff census date on 31 July 2020 and the deadline for submission on 31 March 2021. 2020年9月至12月期间,gpk电子的重点是:

  • Completing the process to determine research independence of our research-only staff.
  • Finalising the individual circumstances process (see below for more details).
  • 完成对合格产出的评审, plus the selection and attribution of outputs in each Unit of Assessment.
  • Completion of an Equality Impact Assessment, reviewing and acting on our findings.
  • 完成gpk电子的大部分影响案例研究.
  • Nearing completion of our environment statements at institutional and unit of assessment level.
  • 对每个评估单位进行“深入”的裁判准备情况审查.

裁判 code of practice and invitation to declare individual circumstances
 

 

Our Code of Practice was accepted by 研究 England in Autumn 2019. Minor revisions were made in September 2020 as a consequence of COVID-19 delays to the 裁判 process. These changes include the 裁判 timeline with the final round of invitations to declare individual circumstances delayed until autumn 2020 (final deadline for declarations on 12 October 2020). This last round of invitations includes all Category A staff who have joined Aston between the end of February and 31 July 2020.
 


Information provided in a Declaration will be used by the Individual Circumstances Group to decide whether an adjustment should be made in expectations of an individual’s contribution to the unit output pool. These decisions will be made using the tariffs set out in Annex L of the 裁判 Guidance on Submissions (see Annex 8 of the Aston 裁判 Code of Practice). 除了个别调整, 在哪里, the cumulative effect of circumstances disproportionately affects a Unit of Assessment’s potential output pool, universities may request a reduction (without penalty) in the total number of outputs required for a submission (研究 England deadline 6 March 2020). 

有关申报个人情况的资料

个人情况的充分信息, the declaration process and the appeals process are set out in the Aston 裁判 Code of Practice (pages 18-23); the declaration form is provided above. 考虑到这些信息, any individuals who would like to discuss their options for making a declaration, 应该联系 RKE_裁判Circumstances@alfredriggs.com 在第一种情况下.

重要的是, the decision to declare individual circumstances rests with individual members of staff, with declarations being submitted using a Declaration of Individual Circumstances Form to RKE_裁判Circumstances@alfredriggs.com. 符合裁判指南, we will not take into account any individual circumstances other than those that are declared voluntarily through this process. There is no requirement to declare individual circumstances should individuals not wish to do so, and there will be no detriment to staff if they wish to declare an individual circumstance. The Individual Circumstances Process will be operated consistently across the University; it is being managed through the central RKE office and the Individual Circumstances Group will assess and implement the Individual Circumstances Process. 所有信息将安全在线存储和以硬拷贝形式存储.

阿斯顿在2014年裁判的表现
  • 78% of research outputs were evaluated as 'world leading' or 'internationally recognised', 高于2008年RAE的45%.
  • 辅助医疗专业, 牙科, 护理和药店, 94% of our research was judged to be World Leading or 国际ly Excellent (4*/3*).
  • 在三个评估单元(计算机科学和信息学, 电气及电子工程, 冶金和材料, and 业务 and Management Studies) all of our impact 案例研究 were rated 4* or 3*.
  • 在阿斯顿提交的7个评估单元中,88分.在阿斯顿大学的研究中,有7%的人被发现具有很高的影响力.
  • 在三个评估单位(联合卫生专业, 牙科, 护理和药店; 业务 and Management Studies Modern Languages and Linguistics) Aston was recognised as a great place for researchers, with the vitality and sustainability of our research environment rated 4* and 3*.

gpk电子如何比较

  • 在区域研究中,gpk电子被评为英国前三名 领先于牛津和剑桥大学.
  • gpk电子在联合健康行业排名前五, 牙科, 护理和药店, 领先于罗素集团的大部分公司.
  • 阿斯顿商学院 was rated 17th out of 101 institutions in terms of 3* and 4* impact.
  • gpk电子的3*和4*影响力排名前20, 领先于伯明翰、沃里克和许多竞争对手.