Viewpoint — The Impact of ‘Impact’ on UK Social Science:

  title={Viewpoint — The Impact of ‘Impact’ on UK Social Science:},
  author={John Holmwood},
Government funding of research in the UK takes place in three ways. First, direct funding by contracted research commissioned by Government departments (and by local authorities). Second, funding via the QR block grant distributed through the Research Assessment Exercise (now called the REF). Third, funding via the seven research councils and their umbrella organisation, Research Councils UK (RCUK). Each of these streams of funding has been severely affected by the Government‟s concern to… CONTINUE READING