May I ask academics who have found themselves unexpectedly excluded from the research assessment exercise to write to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org . It seems to me there could be many of us who could do with some mutual support, and in any case somebody should be counting us and logging the insult. I will report back findings if people could describe their predicament as well as add permission for me to disclose information according to the Data Protection Act. This would be handled sensitively.
Professor of biogeochemistry
Oxford Brookes University