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Research assessment ‘not a magic wand’ for career issues

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David Sweeney urges rethink about whether REF should include assessment of career issues

Research assessment is not a “magic wand” for dealing with career issues, Research England’s executive chair has said.

Speaking at the Vitae International Researcher Development Conference 2022 on 13 September, David Sweeney admitted that research assessment had not progressed very far in terms of addressing career-related issues in the R&D sector.

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