15 January 2018
Latest from HEFCE on REF 2021
The 34 sub-panel chairs for the next Research Excellence Framework have been confirmed. Three of these are leading Ulster academics: Professor Hugh McKenna, Professor Marie Murphy and Dr Susan Hodgett.
Following a recent survey gathering views from the higher education sector, key decisions on the revised submission deadline and impact assessment period have been confirmed.
REF 2021 recommences on 31 July 2020. This follows a four-month pause due to COVID-19.
Following the decision by the four UK higher education funding bodies to put the REF on hold due to the effects of Covid-19, initial views are invited from the HE sector regarding the timing of the new submission deadline and the effects on impact case studies.
An article by REF Director, Kim Hackett, setting out where we are at present with some of the decisions around the REF timetable.
A blog by Anna Grey, Research Strategy and Policy Manager at the University of York relating to the REF 2021 timetable.
FAQs outlining further clarification on the UK higher education funding bodies’ approach to contingency planning for coronavirus for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 have been published today.
Key questions for academics and researchers