REF 2021

On the 23rd July, the four bodies – the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, the Scottish Funding Council, the Department for the Economy, NI, and Research England published the draft criteria on the Research Excellence Framework 2021 inviting consultation responses from across the sector.

Draft Guidance on Submissions – sets out the draft framework and generic criteria for assessment in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Draft Panel Criteria and Working Methods – sets out the draft assessment criteria and working methods of the main and sub-panels for the Research Excellence Framework 2021.
Draft Guidance on Codes of Practice – sets out the draft guidance to UK higher education institutions about submitting codes of practice in REF 2021.

The consultation will close on the 15th October, and final documents are expected to be published at the end of January 2019.
Further details to the REF 2021 exercise can be found here: