Briony Fane joined Digital Science in July 2015 from St George’s, University of London where she has worked for the past 10 years as the Institution’s REF and Research Policy Manager. She managed both the 2008 RAE and REF 2014 submissions. Prior to this she worked as a research assistant and then postdoc at City University where she gained her PhD. Briony also works as an editorial assistant on an academic journal, ‘Journalism: Theory, practice and criticism’.