Ben Johnson is a policy adviser in the research policy unit at the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). He has responsibility for policy on open access, open data, research metrics, technical infrastructure and research sector efficiency within universities in England. In recent years, he co-authored The Metric Tide (a report on research metrics), developed and implemented a policy for open access in the UK Research Excellence Framework (REF), and supported Professor Geoffrey Crossick’s project and report to HEFCE on monographs and open access. He is a member of the UK’s open data forum and co-authored the forthcoming UK Open Research Data Concordat. He is secretary to the UK Forum for Responsible Research Metrics and a member of the G7 expert group on open science. He is currently part-seconded to the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to work on reforming the research and innovation landscape

Sessions

15:45
7th Jun 2017
Room: Room 3B

Doing metrics responsibly: how far have we come and what are the next steps

The Metric Tide report made specific recommendations around the responsible use of quantitative research indicators by institutions, research managers and administrators, funders, data suppliers and academics. In this session a Panel of expert stakeholders will talk about how far we’ve come in terms of the responsible use of metrics, and what our next steps should

Theme: Policy and Governance, SIG
Level: Operational / Administration
Speakers:Elizabeth Gadd, Dr Ben Johnson, Professor Alan Dix, Dr Nicola Meenan, Chris James, Simon Kerridge
Time: 15:45
Date: 7th Jun 2017
Room: Room 3B