REF 2021

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is a peer assessment of the quality of UK higher education research in all disciplines. It was last conducted in 2014 and the next exercise will report in 2021.

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Code of Practice

Code of Practice

The Code of Practice sets out our approach to ensuring equality of opportunity in REF 2021 decision-making processes

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Rules and Guidance

An up-to-date synthesis of the REF 2021 rules and guidance

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Open Access

Open Access and the REF

From April 2016 all journal articles and conference proceedings (with an ISSN) must made open access to be eligible.

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