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Units of assessment and recruitment of panel members

July 2004

Ref RAE 03/2004

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 03/2004
Publication date: July 2004
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Executive summary

Purpose and key points

1.   This document sets out the funding bodies' decisions in relation to the following elements of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008):

2.   It also describes how, in developing more detailed rules and procedures for RAE2008 over the coming months, the funding bodies propose to address some important issues that were raised in the recent consultation on the configuration of UoAs and assessment panels (RAE 02/2004).

Action required

3.   Nominations for members of RAE2008 assessment panels are now invited. Completed nomination forms should be sent by e-mail to the RAE team at by 15 September 2004.

Additional information on the nominations process