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The future of research assessment after REF 2021
14 February 2019
The future of research assessment after REF 2021

Research England's Head of Research Culture, Charlotte Lester, explains the work Research England is doing to ensure we assess research effectively beyond REF 2021 as the wider research landscape changes and evolves.

By Charlotte Lester
The REF guidance isn't trying to catch you out
31 January 2019
The REF guidance isn't trying to catch you out

To coincide with the publication of the ‘Guidance on submissions’ and ‘Panel criteria’, which formally launches REF 2021 today, Research England’s Head of REF Policy, Dr Catriona Firth, discusses why the REF team, the REF 2021 Steering Group, and the REF 2021 sub-panels and their chairs focussed on creating clear guidance.

By Catriona Firth
Reflecting on REF main panel D's input into REF 2021 documents
31 January 2019
Reflecting on REF main panel D's input into REF 2021 documents

To coincide with the publication of the Guidance on Submissions and Panel Criteria, which formally launches REF 2021 today, Professor Dinah Birch CBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact at the University of Liverpool and Chair of Main Panel D for REF 2021, reflects on the panel's input.

By Dinah Birch
Reflecting on REF main panel C's input into REF 2021 documents
31 January 2019
Reflecting on REF main panel C's input into REF 2021 documents

To coincide with the publication of the Guidance on submissions and Panel criteria, which formally launches REF 2021 today, Professor Jane Millar OBE, Professor of Social Policy and former Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Bath and Chair of Main Panel C for REF 2021, reflects on the panel's input.

By Jane Millar
Reflecting on REF main panel B's input into REF 2021 documents
31 January 2019
Reflecting on REF main panel B's input into REF 2021 documents

To coincide with the publication of the Guidance on submissions and Panel criteria, which formally launches REF 2021 today, Professor David Price, Vice-Provost (Research) at University College London and Chair of Main Panel B for REF 2021, reflects on the panel's input to the documents.

By David Price
Reflecting on REF main panel A's input into REF 2021 documents
31 January 2019
Reflecting on REF main panel A's input into REF 2021 documents

To coincide with the publication of the Guidance on submissions and Panel criteria, which formally launches REF 2021 today, Professor John Iredale, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Health and Life Sciences) at the University of Bristol and Chair of Main Panel A for REF 2021, reflects on the panel's input to the documents.

By John Iredale
Reflecting on the guiding principles for REF 2021
31 January 2019
Reflecting on the guiding principles for REF 2021

To coincide with the publication of the 'Guidance on submissions' and 'Panel criteria and working methods', which formally launches REF 2021 today, Dr Steven Hill, Chair of the REF 2021 Steering Group, and Director of Research at Research England, reflects on the guiding principles for REF 2021.

By Steven Hill
The importance of partnership in the Knowledge Exchange Framework
09 January 2019
The importance of partnership in the Knowledge Exchange Framework

To coincide with the launch of the Knowledge Exchange Framework consultation today, Research England's Director of Knowledge Exchange, Alice Frost, and Innovate UK's Deputy Executive Chair and Chief Operations Officer, Mike Biddle, reflect on what the forthcoming Knowledge Exchange Framework means for universities, businesses, and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

On the Knowledge Exchange Framework
09 January 2019
On the Knowledge Exchange Framework

To coincide with the launch of the Knowledge Exchange Framework consultation today, Professor Richard Jones of the University of Sheffield and Chair of the KEF Technical Advisory Group, explains why the framework is so vital for universities.

Why Research England is investing in graphene research
10 December 2018
Why Research England is investing in graphene research

In this blog, Research England’s Director of Research Steven Hill explains why there is so much excitement around graphene, how the University of Manchester is leading the way in the development of the material and why it is so important that the UK government, through schemes such as the UKRPIF, continues to support the UK’s world-leading research sector to innovate and thrive.