UKRN position on bureaucracy in research

UKRN position on bureaucracy in research

We welcome efforts to identify ways of reducing research bureaucracy and unnecessary burdens placed on researchers, supporting them to focus on research itself (i). In particular, we are pleased to see reference to a “system-wide perspective”. However, we would also...
UKRN position on academic publishing

UKRN position on academic publishing

The UK higher education sector has invested approximately £1bn in academic publishing over the last decade (i). In our view, the principles guiding interactions between UK institutions and academic publishers should be: Value for money. Availability of output to all...
UKRN position on meta-research

UKRN position on meta-research

Across many fields of research, it is now apparent that shortcomings in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of research weaken our collective efforts and limit our ability to translate knowledge into societal benefit. In many fields the problem is well...
UKRN position on responsible research evaluation

UKRN position on responsible research evaluation

We appreciate that universities are not immune to financial pressures, and that there may be times when they have to reduce their headcount or re-align their priorities. However, the resulting career uncertainty has the potential to encourage researchers at all stages...