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RAE 2008: Membership of RAE2008 panels

November 2007

Ref RAE 03/2007

To: Heads of HEFCE-funded higher education institutions
Heads of HEFCW-funded higher education institutions
Heads of SFC-funded higher education institutions
Heads of universities in Northern Ireland
Of interest to those responsible for: Research assessment, Research policy, Planning
Reference: RAE 03/2007
Publication date: November 2007
Enquiries to Raegan Hiles or Davina Madden
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Executive summary (read on-line)


Full document

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Introduction and Sections 1 & 2

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By panel area (Section 3)

NB: Adobe pdf versions amended 28 November 2007. This affects the following sub-panels: 14. 24, 25, 55 and 61.

Executive summary


1.   This document lists the membership of the main and sub-panels for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008). The panels will assess the quality of research in submissions to RAE2008.

Key points

2.   For the purpose of RAE2008, each academic discipline is assigned to one of 67 units of assessment (UOAs). There is a two-tier panel system: 67 sub-panels of experts, one for each UOA, work under the guidance of 15 main panels. Under each main panel are broadly cognate disciplines whose subjects have similar approaches to research.

3.   Panel members are experts drawn from higher education institutions (HEIs) and the wider research community, and are nominated by subject associations and other stakeholder organisations. Each main panel and sub-panel has stipulated criteria and working methods that they will adhere to in making assessments: these were published in January 2006 as RAE 01/2006: RAE2008: Panel criteria and working methods.

4.    This list of panel membership is correct at the time of going to print. Should any member retire from the panel or be replaced during 2008, we will update the electronic list in the Panels section of the website.

Action required

5.   This document is for information and guidance. No action is required.