UK higher education funding bodies publish draft guidance and criteria on detailed arrangements for REF 2021

UK higher education funding bodies publish draft guidance and criteria on detailed arrangements for REF 2021

23 July 2018

The UK’s four higher education funding bodies have published the draft guidance and criteria on making submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, for consultation.

The four bodies – the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, the Scottish Funding Council, the Northern Ireland Executive, and Research England – are seeking views from subject communities on the draft Panel criteria publication developed by the REF expert panels.

They are also calling for responses on key aspects of the Guidance on submissions publication, which they have developed with advice from the expert panels, including the equality and diversity, and interdisciplinary research advisory panels.

The ‘panel criteria’ and the ‘guidance to submissions’ are available on the REF 2021 website.