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Introduction to REF2021

Tuesday 10 March 13:00 until 14:00
Speaker: Dr Dominic Dean, Research Excellence Framework Academic and Operations Manager
Part of the series: Research Staff Development Series


Introduction to REF2021


Tuesday 10th March, 13:00-14:00




Research staff and early-career academics


The Research Excellence Framework (REF) is the UK’s national system of research assessment, driving the distribution of core research funding to universities. The next REF exercise will take place in 2021. Every UK university submitting to the REF uses the publications, other research outputs, and wider social impact produced by its researchers to form its submission; the quality of that submission determines the level of core research funding the university receives, and also has broader implications. Understanding the REF - its requirements, and its effects on Higher Education and research culture - is essential for everyone who is building a research career in the UK.

In this session, Dr Dominic Dean, REF Academic and Operational Manager for the University of Sussex, will explain the background and structure to REF2021, and will take the group through a detailed exploration of its effects and the key elements of which early-career researchers need to be aware.

  • What is the Research Excellence Framework?
  • What is assessed and when?
  • What is eligible?
  • What's new for 2021?


Dr Dominic Dean, Research Excellence Framework Academic and Operations Manager

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By: Alexander Aghajanian
Last updated: Monday, 13 January 2020