The UK higher education funding bodies have made the final decisions on the operation of the next Research Excellence Framework process, REF2021. The conclusions, which follow a year of consultation, confirm the arrangements for returning research staff and outputs to the exercise.
The four UK funding bodies will be holding a series of ‘town hall’ meetings across the UK in January. The purpose of these meetings will be to present the outcomes of the consultation on REF 2021 and provide details on the decisions that have been taken on a number of high-level aspects of the framework. Information will also be provided on the timeframe for the development of further guidance.
Read the ‘Decisions on staff and outputs’ publication at http://www.ref.ac.uk/publications/2017/decisionsonstaffandoutputs.html
View information on the REF 2021 Town hall meetings at http://www.ref.ac.uk/events/2017/townhallmeetings.html