Publications and reports

27 November 2019
REF 2021 Circular Letter concerning the codes of practice complaints process

This circular letter is to notify you of the UK funding bodies' intention to publish a public consultation upon the management of complaints and investigations relating to the application of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, (REF 2021) Codes of practice (COP).

04 October 2019
The changing research landscape and reflections on national research assessment in the future

Research England commissioned RAND Europe to conduct a landscaping study to understand the changing research landscape over the next 5 to 10 years, and the possible application of technology within the process of national research assessment.

22 August 2019
Knowledge Exchange Framework: Outcomes of Consultation and Pilot Exercise

This document provides an analysis of the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) consultation responses and KEF pilot exercise and presents a summary of the main themes that have emerged. The findings are being used to inform the ongoing development of the KEF.

16 August 2019
How we fund higher education institutions

Research England provides funding to English higher education institutions for research and knowledge exchange. This booklet gives an introduction to our funding methods.

29 July 2019
Independent advice on university-investor links: Mike Rees report

An independent report, published on 29 July 2019, will inform Research England’s ongoing work to support university technology transfer.

26 July 2019
Terms and Conditions of Research England grant

Higher education providers (HEPs) in receipt of our funding must comply with terms and conditions. We have published terms and conditions for the period to 31 July 2020.

26 July 2019
Research and knowledge exchange funding for 2019-20

This publication summarises our recurrent grants for research and knowledge exchange and our formula capital allocations for research.

04 July 2019
Equality Impact Assessment for QR funding and formula research capital funding: engagement survey

This document sets out a call for evidence intended to gather further information on the potential impacts of our formula-based research funding policy on protected groups.

02 July 2019
Guide to research and knowledge exchange funding 2019-20

Research England provides funding to English higher education institutions for research and knowledge exchange. This guide introduces how Research England allocates its funds, and is intended for those working in higher education and others who wish to understand our funding methods.

02 July 2019
Circular Letter: Funding for higher education institutions for 2019-20

This circular letter sets out our decisions on recurrent funding for higher education institutions for the academic year 2019-20, and on capital funding for the financial year 2019-20.

01 July 2019
International Landscape Study of Research and Innovation Systems

This report presents the findings of the International Landscape Study of Research and Innovation Systems, commissioned by Research England and carried out by Technopolis.

27 June 2019
Circular Letter: Equality Impact Assessment for Research England's Quality-related Research (QR) and formula-based research capital funding

This letter sets out our intention to carry out an Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) for Research England’s Quality-related Research (QR) and formula-based research capital funding allocated to English higher education institutions (HEIs).

24 June 2019
Real Time REF Review Pilot Study

This six month pilot study examines the perceptions and attitudes of academics concerning the REF.

24 May 2019
Engagement Forum Report of Discussions - 20 February 2019

Report of discussions at Research England's third Engagement Forum in Birmingham on 20 February 2019.

22 March 2019
Allocations from the 2018-19 Strategic Priorities Fund

Research England has been allocated an element of the UK Research and Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund budget to distribute to higher education institutions (HEIs) for 2018-19.

19 February 2019
Research England: Universities delivering the Industrial Strategy

This report summarises uses of Industrial Strategy uplift allocations through Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF) and Industrial Strategy related developments in universities, based on evidence from plans for HEIF submitted to Research England.

06 February 2019
Codes of Practice circular letter for submission to the REF 2021

Letter to explain Research England's arrangements for reviewing codes of practice on the fair and transparent identification of staff and outputs for submission to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021).

09 January 2019
Knowledge Exchange Framework Consultation 2019

This document details the proposed design and implementation plan for the first iteration of the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) for English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and invites responses to these proposals through completion of the consultation survey.

22 November 2018
Engagement Forum Report of Discussions

Research England held two Engagement Forums, on 28 June and 4 July in London and Manchester. This document summarises both forums.

19 November 2018
Summary of KEF call for evidence responses

This report draws together the 106 responses to the former HEFCE call for evidence to present an overview of the key points emerging that have informed the development of the KEF.