RAE nears agreement on medical research

January 22, 1999

The debate on how best to assess clinical medical research in the 2001 research assessment exercise was partly resolved this week with an agreement for sub-panels. A meeting, including the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals and the Council of Heads of Medical Schools, recommended that the three clinical medical units of assessment be divided into sub-panels that would each publish their ratings.

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