You may have heard colleagues mentioning the “REF” during meetings or in passing. This stands for the Research Excellence Framework, and is the successor to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) – a national periodic process for determining the relative quality of research undertaken within the UK high education sector.

But why should researchers be interested in the REF? Incite asked Dr Andrew Walsh, Director of Research and Business Engagement Support Services, for more details about the REF, including the impact on researchers and what they can do to prepare.

Read the full article in Issue 12 of Incite.

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