Panellists announced for the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation

Panellists announced for the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation

Last updated 10 May 2018
Last updated 05/10/2018

The TEC announced panellists for the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) 2018 Quality Evaluation peer review panels today. 

The PBRF encourages and rewards the breadth and diversity of research excellence, and its role in strengthening New Zealand and our tertiary education sector. The Quality Evaluation is held periodically (the last one was held in 2012). The results of the Quality Evaluation distribute 55 percent of the fund totalling $1 billion over the six-year funding period.

Dr Dafydd Davies, the TEC’s Manager for University Investment, says panellists play a crucial role in the Quality Evaluation by assessing the research portfolios of staff from participating tertiary education organisations (TEOs).

“The 13 peer review panels assess the quality of research in specific subject areas and assign a Quality Category to each researcher’s portfolio. For the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation, panellists will assess an estimated 8,000 portfolios from 36 TEOs,” he says.

So far, 237 panellists have been confirmed for the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation. They come from a range of research backgrounds, and have been selected for their subject knowledge and expertise in assessment.

The panel appointment process for the PBRF 2018 Quality Evaluation occurs in stages. The first stage closed in September 2015 and included the appointment of chairs, deputy chairs, and an initial cohort of panellists. Nominations for the second cohort closed 26 February 2018 and included the appointment of additional panellists.

To ensure an appropriate range of expertise across all panels, additional panel appointments may be made in the coming months.

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