A short consultation has come out to consider how to allocate panels for research assessment in the next Research Assessment Exercise in 2008. You can view the consultation here to see what is asked.
NPC has expressed concern over some subjects fitting into more than one panel yet they are forced to stay in only one. Also we are concerned that some aspects of reserach covering a number of disciplines could get overlooked. It is suggested that appropriate communication mechanisms are in place to allow some research to be peer reviewed by appropriate peers which could be disadvantageous to some otherwise.
To view NPC's response, click here.