Research England blog

How will the KEF affect me?
24 May 2019
How will the KEF affect me?

What do researchers and managers need to do to prepare for the new Knowledge Exchange Framework? Keep calm and carry on, suggests Hamish McAlpine, head of knowledge exchange data and evidence at Research England.

By Hamish McAlpine
A disciplinary perspective on interdisciplinary research: Area studies
21 March 2019
A disciplinary perspective on interdisciplinary research: Area studies

In this blog, deputy chair of REF 2021 sub-panel 25 (Area Studies), Professor Tony Chafer of the University of Portsmouth, describes the interdisciplinary nature of Area studies.

By Professor Tony Chafer
Interdisciplinary research and REF 2021
21 March 2019
Interdisciplinary research and REF 2021

In this blog, chair of the Research Excellence Framework Interdisciplinary Research Advisory Panel, Professor Dame Athene Donald of the University of Cambridge, describes how the panel’s work fed into the Panel criteria for REF 2021.

By Athene Donald
Universities' building the country's tech ecosystem
04 March 2019
Universities' building the country's tech ecosystem

In this blog, Research England's Director of Knowledge Exchange reflects on fruitful discussions between technology transfer experts from the UK and the US on how to advance commercialisation in the UK.

By Alice Frost
The differences between the Knowledge Exchange Framework and the Research Excellence Framework
04 March 2019
The differences between the Knowledge Exchange Framework and the Research Excellence Framework

In this blog, with the closing date for the KEF consultation fast approaching on 14 March, Research England's Director of Research, Dr Steven Hill, explains the differences between the KEF and impact in the REF.

By Steven Hill
Defining significant responsibility for research: an inclusive approach
27 February 2019
Defining significant responsibility for research: an inclusive approach

In this blog, Dean of Research at the University of Salford, and member of the Vice Chancellor's Executive Team with responsibility for research strategy and performance, REF, and the Research and Knowledge Exchange department, Professor Karl Dayson, describes his institution's approach to defining 'significant responsibility for research'.

By Karl Dayson
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