Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the new system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. It replaces the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and will be completed in 2014. The closing date for submissions is 29 November 2013.
The REF will be a process of expert review, informed by other indicators. Expert sub-panels for each of 36 units of assessment (UOAs) will carry out the assessment, working under the guidance of four broad main panels. Institutions will be invited to make submissions to each UOA, to be assessed in terms of:
- The quality of research outputs
- The wider impact of research
- The vitality of the research environment
Panels will produce a sub-profile for each element (outputs, impact and environment), to be combined into an overall excellence profile. The profiles will show the proportion of submitted work at each point on a five-point scale (1* to 4* plus unclassified).
To find out more about the REF, see the HEFCE website.
To find out more about Kingston University’s research strategy in the run-up to REF, see the research strategy page.
If you have any queries about Kingston University’s REF submission, please email email@example.com.