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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Evaluating Interdisciplinary Research: a practical guide (Professor Veronica Strang and Professor Tom McLeish)

(23 July 2015)

A number of experts in interdisciplinary research, from UK and EU funding organisations and from a number of British Universities, participated in a workshop at Durham's Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) in early 2015 to compare and discuss methods of assessment and the criteria applied to interdisciplinary research (IDR), and to discuss how best to address the challenges of evaluating and re-valuing interdisciplinary research. 

From those initial discussions and ideas, these practical guidelines have been developed and are aimed at a range of audiences: research funding organisations and their advisors (nationally and internationally); journal editors; peer reviewers assessing work for book publishers, journals and other media; research users (for example policy makers); reviewers in University internal programmes (for example promotions committees). 

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