The NERC evaluation reports can be downloaded below.
NERC evaluation reports
Evaluation of NERC Centres 2020
An independent evaluation of the research excellence and impact of six of research centres owned or supported by UKRI-NERC.
Evaluation results (PDF, 119KB)
Evaluation methodology (PDF, 222KB)
BAS evidence submission (PDF, 3.4MB)
NCAS evidence submission (PDF, 3.9MB)
NCEO evidence submission (PDF, 548KB)
NOC evidence submission (PDF, 2.1MB)
PML evidence submission (PDF, 1.9MB)
UKCEH evidence submission (PDF, 3.9MB)
NERC doctoral training partnerships mid-term evaluation 2016-17
NERC commissioned an independent summary report to highlight the main findings of the doctoral training partnerships mid-term evaluation.
Economic and social impact of selected NERC-funded research 2016
Independent review of the effectiveness of NERC Council 2015
Economic and social impact of selected NERC-funded research 2015
Evaluation of NERC centres 2013
An independent evaluation of the research excellence and impact of five of NERC's research centres. View the evaluation of NERC centres documents.
NERC citations study 2012
Earth system science theme evaluation 2012
Environment, pollution & human health theme evaluation 2011
Technologies theme evaluation 2011
Natural hazards theme evaluation 2011
The fourth of an ongoing evaluation of each of NERC's seven strategic science themes. Each theme is intended to be evaluated, in turn, over a two year repeating cycle.
Commissioning evaluation 2011
An evaluation of the process by which theme action plan strategic research is commissioned.
Responsive mode evaluation 2010
An evaluation of the quality and impact of NERC's responsive mode (now discovery science) funded research. The outputs of grants in the areas of biodiversity and global change were assessed by two independent panels and, separately, examples of the influence of responsive mode work on NERC strategy were investigated.
Mid-term evaluation of NERC's theme action plan process 2010
Biodiversity theme evaluation 2010
Sustainable use of natural resources theme evaluation 2010
Climate system theme evaluation 2010
A pilot evaluation commencing a new rolling programme to evaluate progress delivering NERC's strategic science themes. Each theme will be evaluated every two years.