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

Research England has been tasked to develop a Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) to evaluate and benchmark the contribution UK Higher Education Providers make to the exploitation of the knowledge they generate. The KEF team have examined a wide variety of data and information on knowledge exchange activities currently collected from universities and researchers themselves.

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®.