co-production, Featured, Impact, Participatory Action Research, REF, REF2014, REF2021, research assessment
The next REF should place greater value on the ‘impact-in-process’ generated by co-produced research.
Impact has in the past two REF cycles established itself as an integral criteria of research assessment in the UK. However, the kinds of impacts that are valued and the ways in which the ‘reach’ and ‘significance’ of impact are interpreted by institutions can conversely de-value certain kinds of transformative research. Taking this into account, … Continued