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The Research Excellence Framework is lumbering and expensive: for a fraction of the cost, a digital census of academic research would create unrivalled and genuine information about UK universities’ research performance

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Government efforts at assessing university research via the REF involve universities and hundred of senior academics in perpetuating a mythical, bureaucratic form of ‘peer review’. Inherently these exercises only produce ‘evidence’ that has been fatally structured from the outset by bureaucratic rules and university games-playing. Patrick Dunleavy argues that in the digital era, this mountain of special form-filling and bogus ‘reviewing by committee’ has become completely unnecessary.

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http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/36734/1/blogs.lse.ac.uk-The_Research_Excellence_Framework_is_lumbering_and_expensive_For_a_fraction_of_the_cost_a_digital_cen.pdf

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