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RAE 2008 : Panel configuration and recruitment

March 2004

Ref RAE 02/2004

To: Heads of publicly-funded higher education institutions in the United Kingdom, subject associations and related stakeholder organisations
Of interest to those responsible for: Research
Reference: RAE 02/2004
Publication date: March 2004
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Executive summary

1.   This document addresses issues relating to panel configuration and recruitment in the next Research Assessment Exercise, RAE 2008.

2.   Section 1 invites comments on the configuration of units of assessment and their grouping under main panels.

3.   Section 2 details the method of recruiting panel members and chairs. Other than the draft list of nominating bodies, the content of section 2 is not offered for consultation.

Action required

4.   Consultation responses should be sent by e-mail to the RAE team at by Wednesday 19 May 2004.