Two-tier proposal

April 9, 2004

A consultation on whether the next research assessment exercise - due in 2008 - should be conducted by two tiers of panels has been launched by the funding councils. All four funding bodies are seeking views on the proposal to have 15 main panels overseeing the work of 66 sub-panels. The main panels will be responsible for reviewing and endorsing the criteria and working methods used by the sub-panels and deciding on the quality profile to be awarded to each submission. The deadline for comments is May 19.

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