Publications and reports

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.

19 November 2018
Knowledge Exchange Framework Metrics: A Cluster Analysis of Higher Education Institutions

This technical report presents a cluster analysis of English Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to inform the development of the Knowledge Exchange Framework Metrics.

19 November 2018
Note on the relevance and use of UKRI (Research Council) data in the development of the KEF

This technical note considers the relevance and use of two UKRI data sources in the development of the KEF: Research Council grant funding to institutions and research outcomes as disclosed by researchers to Researchfish®.

08 November 2018
Full Bid Guidance - Expanding Excellence in England (E3) Fund

This document restates the arrangements for an additional allocation of strategic research funding for higher education institutions in 2019-22. 

05 July 2018
Interim Evaluation of the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund

Report to Research England by Belmana and the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Middlesex University.

20 June 2018
Metric Tide

The Independent Review of the Role of Metrics in Research Assessment and Management was set up in April 2014 to investigate the current and potential future roles that quantitative indicators can play in the assessment and management of research.

20 June 2018
Students: Experience, engagement and communities

This report draws together 10 case studies of institutional practice in embedding public engagement practice in the student experience through formal and informal learning routes.

14 June 2018
Monitoring sector progress towards compliance with funder open access policies

This report presents the findings of a survey by the former Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), the Wellcome Trust, the former Research Councils UK (RCUK) and Jisc. The survey sought to assess how the sector is delivering funders’ open access (OA) policies and to understand some of the challenges the sector faces.